The study of mathematics is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.
The Mathematics Faculty at Leichhardt Campus, is an enthusiastic team of dedicated staff who bring a wide variety of experiences to students both in and outside of the classroom.
The aim of Mathematics at Leichhardt is to promote students' appreciation and application of Mathematics in their everyday lives. Students are encouraged to develop their mathematical thinking, understanding, confidence and competence in solving mathematical problems.
The mathematics faculty endeavours to:-
- develop the basic numeracy skills necessary in our society, this is considered to be of paramount importance.
- impart favourable attitudes to learning mathematics. That is, students should derive interest and enjoyment from mathematical activities and learning.
All students in Years 7 to 10 cover content in the strands of Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, Statistics and Probability, with the components of Working Mathematically integrated into these strands.
All students in Stage 4 (Years 7 & 8) study the same outcomes.
By the start of Stage 5 (Years 9 & 10), students exhibit a wide range of mathematical skills, levels of competence, and aspirations. Some students may be aiming to develop the mathematical skills necessary to function in daily life and various work contexts. Other students may seek to address more challenging mathematics to prepare them for the highest-level courses in Year 11 and Year 12.
Stage 5 of the K–10 Mathematics curriculum has been expressed in terms of the three substages, Stage 5.1, Stage 5.2 and Stage 5.3. These substages are not designed as prescribed courses, and many different 'endpoints' are possible. As well as studying the Stage 5.1 content, at Leichhardt Campus the majority of students will study some or all of the Stage 5.2 content. Similarly, as well as studying the Stage 5.2 content, some students will study some or all of the Stage 5.3 content.
For further information about the Mathematics K-10 Syllabus, please refer to the Syllabus document: http://syllabus.nesa.nsw.edu.au/mathematics/mathematics-k10. Parents are welcome to contact our Head Teacher Mathematics for any questions you may have about the course and how our classes are structured at Leichhardt Campus.
In Year 11 and 12, the study of mathematics is optional. Courses offered include:
- Mathematics Extension 2 (Year 12 only)
- Mathematics Extension 1
- Mathematics Advanced
- Mathematics Standard 2
- Mathematics Standard 1 (Optional HSC examination)
- Mathematics Life Skills.