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The study of mathematics is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10. 

By studying mathematics, students learn to work mathematically – developing fluency, understanding, problem-solving, reasoning and communication skills.

The syllabus consists of the following strands:

  • number and algebra
  • measurement and geometry
  • statistics and probability.

Maths Factory

The Maths Factory was developed and implemented as a result of analysing student results from PAT Maths, Check-In and NAPLAN. It was clear that students lacked the online navigation skills and problem solving skills in order to answer questions correctly under test conditions. Students from Years 1-5were targeted to work in small withdrawal groups 2 times per week over a term.

From analysing the student surveys, 96% felt that The Maths Factory helped them navigate and learn skills to answer questions in an on-line test. Our initial goal was for students to improve by at least 10% in PAT Maths. 88% of students improved at least 10% with some students experiencing growth of up to 50%.

Students were able to articulate that as a result of being part of The Maths Factory, they were less anxious when taking tests, they developed greater perseverance and found online testing to be an enjoyable experience.​