An understanding of Mathematics assists students to organise and make sense of their world and provides necessary skills for the future. We aim to make mathematics enjoyable and relevant to the children’s experiences, interests and capabilities. Where possible, mathematics is tayught through the relevant and realistic context of the units of inquiry. Students inquire into our number system and its operations, patterns and functions. Children should develop speed and accuracy in the required computational skills (+, -, x, ÷).
We encourage children to be actively involved using a variety of materials and approaches. Estimation and approximation in number is important. Data handling, measurement and shape and space are taught in real life contexts linked to the programme of inquiry. We aim to cater for individual differences and encourage children to take ‘risks’ and develop individual strategies for solving problems.