Our Numeracy Program
Numeracy is the ability to use mathematical skills in everyday life.
In the early years (Prep-4), Mathematics is importantly taught from a base of concrete materials. Experiences in the use and visualisation of such materials provide children with the foundation upon which they can actively build mathematical ideas.
At all levels across the school, teachers draw on student’s knowledge of the world so the abstract concepts and ideas can be linked to familiar understandings. Teachers importantly encourage students to use mathematical language through meaningful, relevant experiences including problem solving. The sharing of these experiences is an integral part of the day-to-day mathematical program.
Students participate in whole class, small group and individual tasks. Students reflect on, and share their understandings, regularly.
Through learning Mathematics, students work towards achieving the following goals:
• To acquire mathematical skills and knowledge so that they can deal confidently and competently with daily life
• To solve mathematical problems
• To develop knowledge and skills in using mathematics for employment, further study and interest as a life long learner
• To use technology to support the learning of mathematics, and in carrying out mathematical activities in context
• To reason and communicate mathematically
• To develop confidence and competence in the mathematical strands Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry and Statistics and Probability
• To develop the proficiencies of Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning that are fundamental to learning mathematics and working mathematically