Mathematics learning is the ability to understand, critically respond to and use Mathematics in different social, cultural and work contexts.
The Mathematics curriculum for Years 8 to 10 is aligned to the interaction of three content strands of the Australian Curriculum - Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. At Golden Grove High School we believe Mathematics should be taught deeply and in a balanced way, with equal attention to the four proficiencies of procedural fluency, conceptual understanding, reasoning and problem solving to develop a positive mathematics identity. When these goals are achieved, students will benefit from mathematics learning that will prepare them for their place in the 21st century.
Mathematics is a compulsory full year subject from Years 8 to 10. Students will use Maths Pathway in Years 8 and 9. Maths Pathway is an online learning program based on the Australian Curriculum. It personalises the learning program for each student and incorporates rich learning tasks and mini lessons. In Year 10 students will be placed in Pre-Methods, Pre-General or Pre-Essential classes based on their achievement at the end of Year 9.
In Senior School, four Mathematics subject are offered - Specialist Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, General Mathematics and Essential Mathematics. Students intending to pursue Engineering, Computer or Mathematical Sciences should study Mathematical Methods and Specialist Mathematics. General Mathematics prepares students for tertiary studies requiring a non-specialised background in mathematics and Essential Mathematics is for students interested in industry or vocational pathways.