Mathematics provides students with access to important mathematical ideas, knowledge and skills that they will draw on in their personal and work lives. The curriculum also provides students, as life-long learners, with the basis on which further study and research in mathematics and applications in many other fields are built.
Number, measurement and geometry, statistics and probability are common aspects of most people’s mathematical experience in everyday personal, study and work situations. Equally important are the essential roles that algebra, functions and relations, logic, mathematical structure and working mathematically play in people’s understanding of the natural and human world, and the interaction between them.
The Mathematics curriculum aims to ensure that students:
- develop useful mathematical and numeracy skills for everyday life, work and as active and critical citizens in a technological world
- see connections and apply mathematical concepts, skills and processes to pose and solve problems in mathematics and in other disciplines and contexts
- acquire specialist knowledge and skills in mathematics that provide for further study in the discipline
- appreciate mathematics as a discipline – its history, ideas, problems and applications, aesthetics and philosophy.
At Koo Wee Rup SC we have a multi-staged approach to the development of your student as a life long user of Mathematics. At year 7 and 8 we offer a flexible Learning Clusters where students are grouped in ability levels which allows our teachers to focus on your student at their point of need.
At Year 9 students consolidate their understanding of mathematics and begin the process of selecting their Maths pathway.
At Year 10 students choose their Maths pathway depending on their ability and areas of interest. These choices are aligned with senior subjects.
At Year 11 and 12 VCE subject choices allow students to choose from Vocational Numeracy, General Maths, Maths Methods and Specialist Maths.
This broad range of Mathematics subject choices allow students to choose a Maths pathway that is relevant to them.