‘The life of a mathematician is dominated by an insatiable curiosity, a desire to solve problems and a passion to continue exploring and inventing for the rest of their lives.’ – Jean Dieudonne
At St. Mary’s we aim to ensure that all of our students are confident, creative users and communicators of mathematics, able to investigate, represent and interpret situations in a variety of settings at school, and in their personal lives.
Our aim is that all of our students develop an increasingly sophisticated understanding of mathematical concepts and fluency with processes, and are able to pose and solve problems and reason in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability.
We aim to provide our students with experiences that allow them to recognise connections between the areas of mathematics and other disciplines and appreciate mathematics as an accessible and enjoyable discipline to study.
We have a contemporary approach to delivering the Victorian Curriculum – Mathematics by providing a stimulating environment with adequate resources so that students can develop their mathematical skills to their full potential. We develop individuals who are numerate, creative, independent, inquisitive, enquiring, confident, risk takers in the area of mathematics.
Ongoing assessment at St. Mary’s drives classroom instruction. We assess students using a variety of tools and methods and use this assessment to personalise Maths instruction so that everyone is challenged and supported within the classroom. Students reflect on their own learning through self-assessment and goal setting on a regular basis. Teachers at St. Mary’s provide students with rich tasks that cater for all learning styles.