Mathematics is one of seven Key Learning Areas (KLA) in the curriculum. The Prouille program aims to develop confident, creative users of mathematics, able to investigate, represent and interpret situations. There is a focus on developing understanding, fluency, communication, logical reasoning, analytical thought and problem solving skills. Students are encouraged to appreciate mathematics as an essential and relevant part of life.
The new Mathematics K-10 syllabus includes agreed Australian Curriculum content. The strands of the Mathematics syllabus are:
Working Mathematically – The carefully planned learning experiences follow the inquiry process allowing students to explore and connect concepts, choose and apply problem solving strategies, reason and communicate findings and evaluate,
Number and Algebra – The sub-strands involve manipulation of whole numbers, operations, fractions and decimals and identification of patterns and generating solutions to algebraic problems,
Measurement and Geometry – The content covers making connections with length, volume and capacity, area, mass, time, three – dimensional space, position and two – dimensional space and angles,
Statistics and Probability – The learning is based on exploration of chance elements and analysis of data
In addition the school participates in the EMU project (Extending Mathematical Understanding) which aims to enhance mathematical understanding and develop conceptual knowledge through rich mathematical experiences.