Learning mathematics is essential for all students. It develops the numeracy capabilities that all students need in their personal, work and civic life, and provides the fundamentals on which mathematical specialties and professional applications of mathematics are built.
Sacred Heart School follows the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics that gives our students important mathematical skills and knowledge in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability.
This ensures our students meet the aims of the Australian Curriculum:
- are confident, creative users and communicators of mathematics, able to investigate, represent and interpret situations in their personal and work lives and as active citizens
- develop an increasingly sophisticated understanding of mathematical concepts and fluency with processes, and are able to pose and solve problems and reason in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability
- recognise connections between the areas of mathematics and other disciplines and appreciate mathematics as an accessible and enjoyable discipline to study.
Students at Sacred Heart School learn to be confident and competent mathematicians through the use of concrete aids, interactive whiteboard activities, online resources and group activities.
Excerpts from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/Mathematics
Every Year in Term One we offer a one hour 'Parent Helpers Workshop' covering instruction in the classroom during English and Mathematics lessons. It is asked that parents who wish to help attend this workshop. The workshop aims to provide parents with a 'common language' and a 'common set of strategies' that they are to use to support students in the classroom.