#### Coordinator: Jason Yates

Learning mathematics at Grant High School creates opportunities for and enriches the lives of all students enrolled at the school. The Mathematics courses offered provide students with essential mathematical skills and knowledge in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability (as outlined by the Australian Curriculum). The courses develop the numeracy capabilities that all students need in their personal, work and civic life, and provides the fundamentals on which mathematical specialties and professional applications of mathematics are built.

Mathematics at Grant High School aims to instil in students an appreciation of the elegance and power of mathematical reasoning. Mathematical ideas have evolved across all cultures over thousands of years, and are constantly developing. Digital technologies are facilitating this expansion of ideas and providing access to new tools for continuing mathematical exploration and invention. The curriculum focuses on developing increasingly sophisticated and refined mathematical understanding, fluency, logical reasoning, analytical thought and problem-solving skills. These capabilities enable students to respond to familiar and unfamiliar situations by employing mathematical strategies to make informed decisions and solve problems efficiently.

The Mathematics Curriculum ensures that the links between the various components of mathematics, as well as the relationship between mathematics and other disciplines, are made clear. Mathematics is composed of multiple but interrelated and interdependent concepts and systems which students apply beyond the mathematics classroom.

The curriculum anticipates that all students benefit from access to the power of mathematical reasoning and learn to apply their mathematical understanding creatively and efficiently. The mathematics curriculum provides students with carefully paced, in-depth study of critical skills and concepts. It encourages teachers to help students become self-motivated, confident learners through inquiry and active participation in challenging and engaging experiences.

(source: http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/mathematics/rationale)

#### Courses offered at Grant High School

Year 8 Mathematics

Year 9 Mathematics

Year 10 Maths Applications

Year 10 Advanced Mathematics

Year 11 Essential Mathematics

Year 11 General Mathematics

Year 11 Mathematical Methods

Year 11 Specialist Mathematics

Year 12 Mathematical Essentials

Year 12 Mathematical Methods

Year 12 Specialist Mathematics