Mathematics

MATHEMATICS

The Cecil Andrews College Mathematics Learning Area takes major, although not sole, responsibility for the development of students’ numeracy. It aims to foster students’ mathematical interests, talents and creative development through an interesting and challenging curriculum in an environment that supports the pursuit of growth. With a focus on assisting each student to do their best, we deliver regular tutoring for students at all stages.

Our Mathematics Teachers are skilled in assisting students with a range of interests and abilities to understand and apply the full range of mathematical concepts. Our programs are designed to:

  • Encourage students to develop an interest and a liking for Mathematics.
  • Provide a challenging curriculum that fosters appropriate academic and creative development.
  • Illustrate to students the applications of Mathematics in their personal and work lives.
  • Develop student initiative in problem solving.

We aim for students to read, write and speak Mathematics in a variety of contexts and forms so that they can understand and convey mathematical ideas, and continue to use and learn Mathematics autonomously outside the school environment.

At Cecil Andrews College Mathematics we see parents as partners because we know that true success in this discipline can only occur with parental support. All Mathematics teachers encourage and welcome constructive and timely communication and can be contacted through Connect.

Lower school – Years 7, 8, 9 and 10

Students in lower school are grouped into an Academic Extension course or a General course. Placement in the Academic Extension course is determined by the previous years results, as well as NAPLAN data and teacher recommendations.

All courses follow the West Australian curriculum, which covers the following three strands:

  • Number and Algebra
  • Measurement and Geometry
  • Statistics and Probability

Senior School – Years 11 and 12

Students in Years 11 and 12 make selections according to their preferred pathway – ATAR or General, from the following subjects:

  • Mathematics Foundation (General)
  • Mathematics Essential (General)
  • Mathematics Applications (ATAR)
  • Mathematics Methods (ATAR)
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