Mathematics

Learning mathematics creates opportunities for and enriches the lives of all Australians. The Western Australian Curriculum: Mathematics provides students with essential mathematical skills and knowledge in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. It develops the numeracy capabilities that all students need in their personal, work and civic life, and provides the fundamentals on which mathematical specialties and professional applications of mathematics are built.

The Western Australian Curriculum: Mathematics is organised around the interaction of three content strands and four proficiency strands. The content strands are Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. They describe what is to be taught and learnt. The proficiency strands are Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving, and Reasoning. They describe how content is explored or developed, that is, the thinking and doing of mathematics. They provide the language to build in the developmental aspects of the learning of mathematics and have been incorporated into the content descriptions of the three content strands described above. This approach has been adopted to ensure students' proficiency in mathematical skills develops throughout the curriculum and becomes increasingly sophisticated over the years of schooling.

Students begin Year 8 Mathematics streamed into courses based on their performance across all content strands in Year 7. At the conclusion of each semester student movement will occur between courses as necessary.

Mathematics Extension: seeks to extend the more able mathematics students and engage them by providing opportunities to apply familiar skills and concepts to both routine and non-routine problems.

Mathematics: delivers the content of the Western Australian Curriculum with a particular focus on the judging standards at the Year 8 level.

Mathematics Foundation: will focus on improving numeracy and filling the gaps in their understanding that may have contributed to misunderstandings over previous years of study. Students will undertake a combination of direct instruction and specific content lessons.

Please click here to view the Year 7 – 10 streaming progression