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:
· Working Mathematically
· Number and Algebra
· Measurement and Geometry
· Statistics and Probability.
Mathematics develops students' knowledge and ability to calculate, to communicate, to reason and to solve problems. It is an integral part of our school curriculum and our culture.
Students will need to develop mathematical thinking, understanding and competence to apply mathematics in a variety of context.
The aim of Mathematics in K–10 is for students to:
· Be confident, creative users and communicators of mathematics, able to investigate, represent and interpret situations in their personal and work lives and as active citizens
· Develop an increasingly sophisticated understanding of mathematical concepts and fluency with mathematical processes, and be able to pose and solve problems and reason in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability
· Recognise connections between the areas of mathematics and other disciplines and appreciate mathematics as an accessible, enjoyable discipline to study, and an important aspect of lifelong learning.
Teachers at Mayfield East Public School use the NSW Mathematics K-10 Syllabus (2012) to develop students' learning and understanding in Mathematics.
The essential content for mathematics is structured using one process strand:
· Working Mathematically
And five content strands:
· Patterns and Algebra
· Space and Geometry.
From Early Stage 1 to Stage 3, the five content strands are organised into sub-strands.
Mayfield East Public School teachers implement lessons for 1 hour each day using the program A Teaching Place A Learning Place. Teachers provide a variety of experiences to cater for students' individual learning styles using a range of resources.
Scope and Sequence
Mayfield East Public Schools Scope and Sequence reflect our program we follow ‘A Teaching Place A Learning Place’. Students are grouped based on their ability, ensuring differentiation is provided for all types of learners.
· Mathematics K-10 Syllabus (Board of Studies, 2012).
· A Teaching Place A Learning Place
· Games to implement Count Me in Too program
· Concrete materials including counters, calculators, MAB materials, geometrical equipment, measurement instruments and shapes.
· Interactive Whiteboards.
· iPads, BeeBots, laptops
Assessment and Reporting
· Assessment tasks/work samples identified at Stage level. Discussion across stages to ensure similar approaches to teacher input etc.
· Assessment will take place on a class and stage basis.
· SENA 1 and SENA 2 testing in Terms 1 and 4 for all classes/stages.
· Testing for each term to guide ability-based Maths Groups.
· NAPLAN in Term 2 for Year 3 and Year 5.
· Reporting procedures are according to the Department of Education and Training guidelines and completed in Term 2 and Term 4. Parents can request an interview to discuss student progress.
· School parent body, staff and students will regularly monitor and review the effectiveness of the policy (at least once every three years) and revise the policy when required.