The study of mathematics is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.
By studying mathematics, students develop knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical concepts and their use within the classroom and beyond.
The syllabus consists of the following strands:
- number and algebra
- measurement and geometry
- statistics and probability.
Taking off with numeracy
Taking Off With Numeracy is a program designed to assist teachers to identify where students' solution methods in mathematics are breaking down, and provide explicit guidance to move the student beyond the identified hurdle. In particular, as Taking Off With Numeracy focuses on improving numeracy in Stage 2 and Stage 3, greater emphasis is given to the teaching sequence related to developing place value, as it underpins the four operations and decimals.
Targeted Early Numeracy (TEN)
All Stage 1 teachers at Turvey Park have been trained in TEN. This program is implemented within numeracy lessons as well as incorporating short, focused numeracy strategies throughout the day. The TEN program does not involve the withdrawal of students or the use of specialist teachers. The TEN model includes the use of:
- small group instruction
- short, focused, frequent numeracy sessions
- strategically targeted activities focusing on early arithmetical strategies explicit and systematic teaching
- five-weekly monitoring of student progress to identify and plan future instruction