Mathematics provides students with access to important mathematical ideas, knowledge and skills that they will draw on in their personal and work lives. The curriculum also provides students, as life-long learners, with the basis on which further study and research in mathematics and applications in many other fields are built.
The proficiencies of Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning are fundamental to learning mathematics and working mathematically, and are applied across all three strands Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability.
The Mathematics program at Peranbin Primary College is planned to encourage and support each child to actively participate in a wide range of skills, which includes:
- number skills,
- problem solving,
- applying maths to everyday problems, geometry, measurement, (weights, length, volume, time, money), estimation and approximation, alertness to reasonable results, reading graphs, prediction and language of maths.
- In the senior grades, Times tables are an important facet to help reinforce and consolidate all the four processes: – addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.