At Christ the Priest we believe that every student is capable of learning mathematics.
Mathematics provides students with access to important mathematical ideas, knowledge and skills that they will draw on in their personal and work lives. The Mathematics curriculum focuses on developing increasingly sophisticated and refined mathematical understanding, fluency, reasoning, modeling and problem-solving. These capabilities enable students to respond to familiar and unfamiliar situations by employing mathematics to make informed decisions and solve problems efficiently.
As a school we aim to equip all students to be confident and effective mathematical problem solvers. We use current research and data to inform our learning and teaching of mathematics at CtP
Our Mathematics Program encompasses the Victorian Curriculum Guidelines, and covers the areas of Number and Algebra, Geometry and Measurement, and Probability and Statistics. Through the use of open-ended tasks, rich and meaningful learning experiences, students develop mathematical knowledge, skills and understandings.
The development of correct mathematical language is a focus across the school and a vital part in assisting students to explain their thinking and understanding.
Regular assessment allows teachers to cater for students’ individual needs; designing and differentiating learning experiences which extend or enable students.
For long-term planning and whole school tracking of progress we use the Mathematics Online Interview (MOI) from Prep – Grade 3 and the Multiplicative Thinking Framework for Grades 4 – 6.
We analyse Progressive Achievement Tests (PAT Math) and National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) data to strategically plan a whole school approach to our mathematics program
The use of Information Communication Technologies (ICT) are powerful tools that can also support students’ learning of mathematics.