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In Mathematics we follow the Victorian Mathematics Scope & Sequence document supported by the Curriculum Maths Planner – from Maths Plus (Oxford Press) program as a base across the whole school.
Open-ended tasks have been a focus in order to develop mathematical understanding and recognition that there are different ways of creating solutions to problems. The emphasis here, as in the language program, is on the close alignment of skills and concepts with the functions they fulfil in everyday life. We also focus on the development of mental strategies – such as knowledge of number facts using a variety of strategies such as games, repetition, set tasks, quizzes and puzzles.
In Mathematics explicit teaching, sharing and discussing, practical hands-on activities and digital technology applications are used to develop greater mathematical understanding.