MATHEMATICS

‘Learning to think not just to repeat!’ Subjects Offered

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.

Year 7

  • Mainstream Maths
  • SEAL Maths

 

Year 8

  • Mainstream Maths
  • SEAL Maths

 

Year 9

  • Mainstream Maths

Year 10

  • Mainstream Maths
  • Enhanced Maths

Year 11

  • General Maths (Further)
  • General Maths (Methods)
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Foundation Maths

 

Year 12

  • Further Maths
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Specialist Maths

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.

  1. The development of “Hands On” learning programsOur teachers work together to make Maths relevant to our students and to help students take the leap from concrete learning to more conceptual learning. This requires development of “hands On” learning programs in through construction, art, design and data analysis to better understand the rationale for algebra, measurement and statistics in everyday life.
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  3. The incorporation of technology in the classroomWith 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 including Hotmaths and Edrolo.
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  5. The incorporation of technology in the classroomWith 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 including Hotmaths and Edrolo.
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  7. Targeting interventionsWe 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

About Us

Fairhills High School is an inclusive and welcoming community where our students feel inspired to achieve their very best. The school offers a coeducational diverse learning experience for students from Year 7 through to Year 12. Our students are supported by talented and dedicated  staff who love what they do and know how to bring out the best in each individual. Learn what makes Fairhills High School unique by exploring our website or contacting us.

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330 Scoresby Rd, Knoxfield Victoria Australia 3180

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