Skills attained while studying Mathematics include:
- inquiring, exploring and connecting mathematical concepts
- collecting, analysing and organising information
- communicating ideas and information
- solving problems
- using technology.
As part of the 7-12 study of Mathematics courses, the interactive online learning systems Pearson Mathspace is used by the students both in the classroom and at home. Students also have the opportunity to compete in Maths competitions such as ICAS as well as AMSI school initiatives.
Internally, high school students are also provided with the opportunity to participate in a weekly mathematics competition to test their problem solving abilities.
Students will undertake a course of study that covers the following strands:
- Working Mathematically
- Number and Algebra
- Measurement and Geometry
- Statistics and Probability
Stage 4 (Years 7 and 8)
One stage 4 Mathematics course is offered in Years 7 and 8 that complies with the Stage 4 syllabus developed by the NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards.
Stage 5 (Years 9 and 10)
The Stage 5 syllabus aims to develop mathematical skills and confidence in the pathway that best suits the students’ level of ability. The 3 pathways offered by the college are:
- Pathway 5.3
- Pathway 5.2
- Pathway 5.1
Each pathway builds on the concepts developed in the preceding pathway, allowing students to have flexibility in developing their skills.
Stage 6 (Years 11 and 12)
The study of Mathematics in Stage 6 will allow students to choose from the following courses:
- Mathematics General 1
- Mathematics General 2
- Mathematics Extension 1
- Mathematics Extension 2 (Year 12 only)