The Australian Curriculum: Mathematics provides students with essential mathematical skills and knowledge in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability.
The curriculum ensures that is sequential, that each year is built up on the knowledge and understandings of the year/s before. At Evatt School, we believe that Maths is a practical subject so students are given opportunities to engage in real life practical activities.
Teachers use a wide range of strategies to develop mathematical understanding. We believe that students should develop a deep understanding of number. To do this, in the early years, we use the framework of the Count Me in Too project. The learning framework covers the Number strand of the Mathematics syllabus. The project has expanded to include a learning framework for measurement. Teachers are enabled to develop a maths program that addresses the skills and understandings necessary for the development of numeracy skills.
As students move through the school, teachers at our school use The Middle Years Mental Computation (MYMC) strategies which support the teaching of mental computation meaningfully in the middle years of schooling. MYMC looks at changing how new skills are taught by spending time teaching students to build mental images of a problem prior to developing written methods.
MYMC develops students' conceptual understanding of whole and rational numbers.
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