East Maitland Public School

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Mathematics at East Maitland Public School provides students to develop mathematical thinking and understanding by being able to use mathematical knowledge in their own lives.

Mathematics provides students with knowledge, skills and understanding in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. It focuses on developing increasingly sophisticated and refined mathematical understanding, fluency, communication, logical reasoning, analytical thought and problem-solving skills.

The school program enables and encourages participation by all students at their level of ability, with teachers utilising differentiated programs to ensure all children reach their full potential.

Strand in Mathematics

Statistics and Probability

Students will collect represent, analyse, interpret and evaluate data, assign and use probabilities, and make sound judgements.

Number and Algebra

Students will develop efficient strategies for numerical calculation, recognise patterns, describe relationships and apply algebraic techniques and generalisations.

Working Mathematically

Working Mathematically encompasses five interrelated processes of communicating, problem solving, reasoning, understanding and fluency. These processes come into play when developing new skills and concepts and also when applying existing knowledge to solve routine and non-routine problems both within and beyond mathematics. At times the focus may be on a particular process or group of processes, but often the five processes overlap. While this strand has a set of separate outcomes, it is integrated into the content of each content strand in the syllabus.

Measurement and Geometry

Students will identify, visualise and quantify measures and the attributes of shapes and objects, and explore measurement concepts and geometric relationships, applying formulas, strategies and geometric reasoning in the solution of problems.