Learning to think not just to repeat!
The Mathematics curriculum aims to develop useful mathematical and numeracy skills for everyday life, work and as active and numerate citizens in a technological world. Throughout years 7 to 10, students are guided through the fundamental proficiencies of Understanding, Fluency, Problem solving and Reasoning as part of working mathematically.
The use of ICT skills are integrated to support student learning and build on transferrable skills in many other fields.
Maths Department Initiatives
We are proud of the progress our students make while undertaking studies at Fairhills High School, and our NAPLAN growth data shows we have some of the highest growth in Numeracy in the area from years 7 to 9. The Maths Department have implemented a number of initiative and interventions to achieve this excellent outcome and to improve student outcomes and engagement in their learning.
- The development of “Hands On” learning program through construction, art, design and data analysis to better understand the rationale for algebra, measurement and statistics in everyday life.
- The incorporation of technology in the classroom. With the installation of Interactive Whiteboards across our Maths classrooms we are better able to demonstrate important mathematical concepts quickly and to include students in the development of the lesson. Including student laptops in class we can help students in assessments, engage students in coding and provide access to wonderful internet based learning.
- Targeting interventions. We do not want our students to ‘fall through the cracks’ in Mathematics and Numeracy and support them by providing;
- Maths Workshops to provide additional tuition time in a smaller setting
- Individualised Programs developed for a student’s prior abilities in consultation with the student and their families.
- Use of Software (Hotmaths and Edrolo) to provide online student support and tutoring