At Cranbourne Park Primary School our Mathematics curriculum is aligned to the Victorian Curriculum. Teachers meet weekly to discuss the mathematical learning within their classrooms, to explore trends in assessment data and to make decisions with regard to modifications in the learning program to best suit the students’ needs. We provide students with challenging tasks that stimulate their creative and mathematical problem solving skills. Above all, we make our lessons fun, and use games, puzzles, construction, drawings, computer activities, and other hands-on tasks and materials to illustrate and reinforce essential mathematics concepts and methods.
The use of mathematical vocabulary is of great importance with each class consistently exploring the range of language for each concept explored.
The Number and Algebra strand of the Mathematics Domain is the basis for understanding and accessing all strands. Competency in basic number facts, place value, additive and multiplicative thinking are the keys to success at higher levels. Concepts are continuously revisited and revised in our Mathematics program throughout the year. Every day, in every classroom, one hour is dedicated to the teaching and learning of Mathematics.
In their planning teachers utilise:
In their instruction teachers use a range of strategies including: –