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Mathematics

Teaching mathematics develops powers of appreciating, understanding and analysing relations of quantity and space which are necessary to an insight into and control over our environment, leading the student to an appreciation of the progress of civilisation in its various aspects, and developing those habits of thought and of action which make these powers effective in the life of the individual.

 

General aims to teach students:
  • Concepts basic to quantitative thinking
  • Concepts basic to spatial thinking
  • Concepts of generalised representation of relationships
  • Logical thinking
  • Encourage and reinforce mental habits and attitudes
  • Engage in “functional thinking”
Cultural Aims to teach students:
  • Appreciation of the beauty in the geometrical forms found in nature, art and industry.
  • Appreciation of logical structure, precision of statement and thought and logical reasoning.
  • Appreciation of the power of mathematics, the part it has played in the development of civilisation and in particular, that of science.
Curriculum
Stages 4 and 5 – Australian curriculum:
  • Number and Algebra
  • Measurement and Geometry
  • Statistics and Probability
Stage 6:
  • Mathematics General (Preliminary)
  • Mathematics General 2 (HSC)
  • Mathematics General 1 (HSC)
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Mathematics Extension 2
Co-Curricular Activities:
  • The Australian Maths Competition
  • The Maths Challenge for Young Australians
  • The Commonwealth Bank Smart Start Financial Numeracy Program
  • World of Maths incursion
  • Mathletics for Stages 4 and 5
  • Maths Online for Stage 6
  • An Enrichment Program for Stage 4
  • Tutorial programs for all students
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