The study of mathematics is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.
By studying mathematics, students learn to work mathematically – developing fluency, understanding, problem-solving, reasoning and communication skills.
The syllabus consists of the following strands:
- number and algebra
- measurement and geometry
- statistics and probability.
At Faulconbirdge Public School, we aim to:
- create favourable attitudes towards mathematics and stimulate students' interest in mathematics.
- develop in students a sound understanding of mathematical concepts, processes and strategies and the capacity to use these in solving problems.
- develop in students the ability to recognise the mathematics in everyday situations.
- develop in students the ability to apply their mathematics to analyse situations and solve real-life problems.
- develop in students appropriate language for the effective communication of mathematical ideas and experiences.
- develop in students an appreciation of the applications to mathematics of technology, including calculators and computers.
- encourage students to use mathematics creatively in expressing new ideas and discoveries and to recognise the mathematical elements in other creative pursuits.
- challenge students to achieve at a level of accuracy and excellence appropriate to their particular stage of development.
The parents overviews below outline the key ideas that are addressed in our weekly maths sessions.