Curriculum
MATHEMATICS
RATIONALE
Mathematics provides students with access to important mathematical ideas, knowledge and skills that they will draw on in their personal and work lives. The curriculum also provides students, with the basis from which further study can be undertaken.
Our Beliefs:
“All students can learn mathematics and teaching that is based upon this principle dramatically increases students’ mathematics achievement. “
Years 7 to 10
All students study Mathematics as a core subject from Year 7 to 10 and have 5 sessions of maths each week.
Units of work at each year level are planned around the 3 key strands of the Victorian Curriculum which include:
An Online program called Essential Assessment provides detailed information to guide the specific learning needs of individual students.
Prior to starting any unit of work, each student sits a pre assessment for the topic to be studied.
Once a preassessment has been completed, the Essential Assessment program automatically creates a differentiated and personalised online curriculum (INLP) for each student, based on the content descriptors misunderstood throughout the assessment.
Each INLP has learning goals outlined for a student to further assist with their learning.
Homework
Weekly Maths Mate homework is compulsory for all students in Years 7 to 10
How Maths Mate Works
The Maths Mate Program is based on the principle that regular, structured practice helps the development of short and long term memory. As a result students' mathematical knowledge, skills and problem solving abilities are consolidated and extended through systematic, weekly revision.
All skills acquired by students at each Maths Mate level relate to key mathematical strands which means every major topic is revised every week.
Benefits for students:
VCE MATHEMATICS
Subject 
Year 11 
Year 12 
Foundation Mathematics 
Unit 1&2 
 
General Mathematics 
Unit 1&2 
To Further Math 
Further Mathematics 

Unit 3&4 
Mathematics Methods 
Unit 1&2 
Unit 3&4 
Specialist Mathematics 
Unit 1&2 
Unit 3&4 
Units 1 and 2
Foundation Mathematics provides for the continuing mathematical development of students entering VCE who do not necessarily intend to undertake Unit 3 and 4 studies in VCE Mathematics in the following year.
The areas of study for Units 1 and 2 of Foundation Mathematics are:
Units 1 and 2
General Mathematics provides for different combinations of student interests and preparation for study of VCE Mathematics at the Unit 3 and 4 level. The areas of study for General Mathematics Unit 1 and Unit 2 are
Units 3 and 4
Further Mathematics consists of two areas of study, a compulsory Core area of study to be completed in Unit 3 and an Applications area of study to be completed in Unit 4.
The Core comprises
The Applications comprises two modules to be completed in their entirety, which are the following two modules:
Mathematical Methods Units 1 and 2 provide an introductory study of simple elementary functions of a single real variable, algebra, calculus, probability and statistics and their applications in a variety of practical and theoretical contexts. They are designed as preparation for Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4 and contain assumed knowledge and skills for these units.
MATHEMATICAL METHODS
Units 3 and 4
Mathematical Methods Units 3 and 4 are completely prescribed and extend the introductory study of simple elementary functions of a single real variable, to include combinations of these functions, algebra, calculus, probability and statistics, and their applications in a variety of practical and theoretical contexts.
Units 3 and 4 consist of the areas of study
Units 1 ,2 and 3, 4
Specialist Mathematics Units provide a course of study for students who wish to undertake an indepth study of mathematics, with an emphasis on concepts, skills and processes related to mathematical structure, modelling, problem solving and reasoning. This study has a focus on interest in the discipline of mathematics in its own right and investigation of a broad range of applications, as well as development of a sound background for further studies in mathematics and mathematics related fields.
Depending on numbers this subject may be offered through the VVLN