The study of mathematics is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.
By studying mathematics, students develop knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical concepts and their use within the classroom and beyond.
The syllabus consists of the following strands:
- number and algebra
- measurement and geometry
- statistics and probability.
In Year 11 and 12, the study of mathematics is optional. Courses offered could include:
- Mathematics Advanced
- Mathematics Extension 1
- Mathematics Extension 2
- Mathematics Life Skills
- Mathematics Standard 1
- Mathematics Standard 2
The Mathematics faculty provides a supportive academic environment that encourages students to achieve to their highest level. This is done by providing the students with course options which best suit their needs. Our highly skilled staff regularly offer extension tutorial support, as well as a wide range of remediation opportunities. Technology is regularly used to assist Mathematics teaching and learning.
The logic underpinning technological development in our society is mathematically based. The study of Mathematics develops the necessary logical intelligence to help prepare young Australians to succeed in this environment. Illustrative is the study of algebra, where students learn to grow their intelligence from managing concrete concepts to manipulating abstract ones. For these reasons the study of Mathematics is mandatory until Year 10 in NSW.