Mathematics

 

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All students at Kerang South Primary School have the opportunity to participate in 1 hour of mathematics activities each day.

At Kerang South Primary School, Mathematics is divided into the following areas:

Number – counting, pattern, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, percentages and money.

Shape and Space – shape, location and transformations.

Measurement, Chance and Data – time, length, volume, capacity, area, perimeter, mass, probability, reading and making graphs.

Structure – solving numeric equations and investigating patterns in numbers.

Mathematical Reasoning – developing problem solving skills.

Mathematics Lessons

Mathematics lessons at Kerang South are based on the Early Years Numeracy Program. Lessons begin with a whole class focus. Students then move on to work individually or in small focus groups. At the end of the session, students have the opportunity to reflect and share what they have learnt.

Equipment

Our Mathematics program uses a wide range of resources. Each classroom has their own set of resources including; counters, calculators, attribute blocks, dice, rulers, clocks and software programs to enhance mathematical skills.

Assessment

A variety of assessment tasks are used by teachers including observations, anecdotal notes, work samples and tests.

All students in Prep – 6 are assessed using the Mathematics Online Interview in Term 1. This is a one-on-one interview where students are required to solve mathematical problems and explain the strategies they used.

Students in Grades 3 & 5 are assessed using DEECD NAPLAN tests (National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy).

Students in Grades 3-6 are assessed using On Demand testing every term (Department requirement).

Formal school reports, which include Maths results, are sent home to parents in June and December.

Work samples are sent home in the students’ Work Sample Books at the end of each term.

Students in Grades 3-6 have the opportunity to participate in the International Competition and Assessment for Schools in Mathematics each year.

Homework

Individual class teachers will assign mathematical tasks for homework. These will include number facts and times tables. The middle and senior sections of the school may have Maths homework books.

Mathletics – this is an interactive online Maths program that can be accessed by students at school and home 7 days a week. Students use their passwords to access the program. Mathletics can be customised by class teachers to complement the Maths curriculum in the classroom