Developing numerate students is the focus of our Mathematics Program. Learning experiences are open-ended, hands-on and real life. A large percentage of the maths we do in the real world uses the skills of estimation and mental computation. Students are encouraged to use these skills, and others, to solve problems in their own way before strategies are shared and evaluated. In the past few years Michael Ymer and Rob Vingerhoets have visited our school and our teachers are inspired to teach mathematics so that students are engaged and challenged.
Our mathematics program focuses on building a positive disposition and the proficiencies of Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning. Being open to learning is essential and these proficiencies are fundamental to working mathematically.