The study of mathematics is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.
By studying mathematics, students learn to work mathematically – developing fluency, understanding, problem-solving, reasoning and communication skills.
The syllabus consists of the following strands:
number and algebra
measurement and geometry
statistics and probability.
Knowledge, skills and understanding in mathematics is essential as students prepare for their future. At Peakhurst PS the maths programs are inclusive of the needs of all students, including gifted and talented students, students learning English as an additional language and those students requiring support or adjustments to assist their learning.
Across the school, from K – 6, all students are placed in ability based maths groups for one hour each day to cater for their varying needs. However, it is important that every student is given the opportunity to participate fully in and progress through the whole mathematics curriculum. Students may be accelerated into a maths group above their year group but never below their year group. Students move between maths groups as their needs change.
We also have an extension maths group for stage three students who are working well beyond the stage expectations. This maths group follows the stage four curriculum and outcomes.