Mathematics at St. Mary’s
Becoming numerate for life
Our Mathematics Program aims to foster in our children a love for maths in a stimulating, supportive, hands on learning environment. Our program is based on three key strands as set out in the Victorian Curriculum: Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry and Statistics and Probability. At St Mary's we believe that all students should be challenged and supported to become confident in their use of Mathematics. We promote a culture of high expectations for achievement and support learners through extension and intervention programs to develop their competencies.
St. Mary's mathematical focus is on developing mathematical understanding, fluency, logical reasoning, analytical thought and problem-solving skills. A variety of learning contexts include the use of hands on materials, open-ended tasks, rich learning activities and mental arithmetic strategies to promote the joy of mathematics and the learning of mathematics in practical ways. Time is planned for learners to practise skills, interact and explain their learning through reflecting on learning intentions, success criteria and goals set.
We believe an effective Mathematics Program: