Oatlands Primary School

Maths

maths1.jpgThe Mathematics program at Oatlands Primary School is based on students developing appropriate skills and understandings and applying them in daily situations. Students will be exposed to a variety of Mathematical experiences that:

  • emphasise the use of strategies and problem solving
  • are both positive and enjoyable
  • build confidence in Maths
  • promote investigation and problem solving skills
  • provide hands on learning experiences.

Individual abilities are catered for through support & extension activities and groupings. Open ended tasks and maths investigations are utilised to challenge and extend students' abilities. Maths is taken on a regular basis in the one hour Numeracy Block.

As well as the daily explicit teaching of mathematics we offer a variety of activities throughout the year to ensure students are kept motivated and enthusiastic while learning Maths. These include; Mathletics (on line Maths program) that can be used at home as well as school (P - 6), Participation in Maths Games Days competing against other schools (Gr 5 & 6), Participation in an online problem solving competition each term (Gr 3 - 6), Take home Maths Share Packs that include a variety of Maths games to be played at home (1 - 6), Grandparents / parents Maths Games afternoon (P - 6), Annual Maths Extension Sessions and incursions (Gr 2 - 6), Maths Expo (exhibition of student's work).

We aim to provide our students with rich experiences in Maths that in Maths develop life long Mathematical learners and future problem solvers.

 

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