The Victorian Curriculum in Mathematics is broken up into 3 strands:
At Chelsea Heights Primary School we want Mathematics to be an area of the curriculum that children enjoy and believe they will experience success in. We want our students to have a deep understanding of the important mathematical concepts and skills, and to become curious and creative mathematical thinkers. At the beginning of every school year, teachers and students work together to develop positive math norms to help instil a growth mindset approach.
Some examples of these are:
The four proficiencies of Understanding, Fluency, Reasoning and Problem Solving are integrated into maths lessons to ensure students have a deep understanding of the skills and knowledge covered and are able to apply this to real-life situations.
Differentiation and assessment are key elements of our Maths Workshops. Ongoing assessment ensures our teachers know where students are at and are catering to their individual point of need. To support differentiation, teachers develop learning tasks that allow students to work towards their next steps in learning. Students track their progress within our maths units and celebrate the growth they make.
Students are given the opportunity to work collaboratively and talk about what they are learning using hands-on materials, explicit instruction, the use of questioning, open-ended investigations, number talks, and technology.