Year 7-8

Year 7-8

Year 7

Year 7 Mathematics explores mathematical concepts in six strands: Geometry, Measurement, Problem Solving, Number, Patterns and their relationships (i.e Algebra), Data Handling and Statistics.  During Year 7, the students gradually move from the concrete or 'hands-on' stage to the more abstract or 'algebraic' methods of problem-solving.

Year 8

Year 8 Mathematics continues the exploration of mathematical concepts in six strands: Geometry, Measurement, Problem Solving, Number, Patterns and their relationships (Algebra), Data Handling and Statistics. During Year 8, the students continue to gradually move from the concrete or 'hands-on' stage to the more abstract or 'algebraic' methods of problem-solving.

At this Stage, students are encouraged to explore, search and question, to develop their means of communication and to improve their use of appropriate technologies. In the classroom, students are shown how to use mathematical equipment to investigate, discuss and write about mathematics in their own words and develop their own understanding of mathematical concepts.

Technological aids, namely calculators and computers, are used to assist in the solution of problems whilst still ensuring a high standard of basic numeracy skills amongst students. Mathematics classes are structured to cater for all levels of ability and interest.  These classes are designed to foster excellence and independent learning, to cater for different learning styles and to provide additional assistance for those students with special needs.  Both extension and remediation programs are usually provided in each year, dependant on timetable constraints.