The study of Mathematics is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.
The Mathematics team at Canobolas Rural Technology High School is a highly dedicated group of teachers committed to delivering a teaching and learning program that provides every student with the opportunity to reach their potential.
Mathematics subject description
Mathematics is used to identify, describe and apply patterns and relationships. It provides a precise means of communication and is a powerful tool for solving problems both within and beyond mathematics. In addition to its practical applications, the study of mathematics is a valuable pursuit in its own right, providing opportunities for originality, challenge and leisure.
What students will learn about
Students will study Number, Patterns and Algebra, Data, Measurement, and Space and Geometry.
What students will learn to do
Students learn to ask questions in relation to mathematical situations and their experiences; develop, select and use a range of strategies, including the use of technology, to explore and solve problems; develop and use appropriate language and representations to communicate ideas; develop and use processes for exploring relationships, checking solutions and giving reasons to support their conclusions; and make connections with their existing knowledge and understanding and with the use of mathematics in the real world.
We aim to foster student success through:
· helping our students develop confidence and a positive attitude towards mathematics
· providing engaging learning opportunities
· developing problem-solving and numeracy skills through the real-world application of maths
All students are provided with an assessment schedule at the beginning of each school year. This schedule includes the date and type of tasks, weightings and outcomes that will be assessed.
Year 7 and 8
· Mathematics Stage 4
Year 9 and 10
· Mathematics Stage 5.1
· Mathematics Stage 5.2
· Mathematics Stage 5.3
Year 11 and 12
· Mathematics Nuemracy
· Mathematics Standard 1
· Mathematics Standard 2
· Mathematics Advanced
· Mathematics Extension
Students need to be prepared for every lesson with the following:
· A4 5mm Grid Exercise book
· Ruler, Pencil and eraser
· Scientific Calculator (Casio preferred)
· 2 blue/black pens, 1 red pen, glue and highlighter
By studying mathematics, students learn to work mathematically – developing fluency, understanding, problem-solving, reasoning and communication skills.
The syllabus consists of the following strands:
- number and algebra
- measurement and geometry
- statistics and probability.
In Year 11 and 12, the study of mathematics is optional. Courses offered include:
- Mathematics Extension 2 (Year 12 only)
- Mathematics Extension 1
- Mathematics Advanced
- Mathematics Standard 2
- Mathematics Standard 1 (Optional HSC examination)
- Mathematics Life Skills.