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Curriculum - Maths

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Mathematics has its own value and beauty and the Western Australian Curriculum: Mathematics aims to instil in students an appreciation of the elegance and power of mathematical reasoning. Mathematical ideas have evolved across all cultures over thousands of years, and are constantly developing. Digital technologies are facilitating this expansion of ideas and providing access to new tools for continuing mathematical exploration and invention. The curriculum focuses on developing increasingly sophisticated and refined mathematical understanding, fluency, logical reasoning, analytical thought and problem-solving skills. These capabilities enable students to respond to familiar and unfamiliar situations by employing mathematical strategies to make informed decisions and solve problems efficiently.

(Western Australian Curriculum, 2016)

The Mathematics curriculum is designed to meet students' individual academic needswhile developing their mathematical skills. Belmay Primary School delivers quality teaching and learning programs in mathematics through a whole school approach to planning, assessment and moderation.The programs focus on understanding, fluency, problem-solving and reasoning and the application of these skills to real life situations, enabling students to understand and appreciate the importance of working mathematically.The Gradual Release of Responsibility model and the Paul Swan approach forms the basis of the teaching program.

At Belmay Primary School we help children learn Mathematical concepts through ;

  • Number & Algebra

  • Measurement & Geometry

  • Statistics & Probability

Mathematics is integrated through the Science and Technology curriculum areas in which maths is represented in the real world.

Programs provided at the school include:

  • First Steps strategies in Maths

  • Paul Swan games

  • Nitty Gritty Math Competition

  • Numero Club, games and competition

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