Subject Details - 10 Mathematics

Subject Length2 semesters
DescriptionThe mathematics curriculum focuses on developing and refining students' proficiency in fluency, understanding, reasoning and problem-solving These capabilities enable students to respond to familiar and unfamiliar contexts by employing mathematical strategies to make informed decisions and solve problems efficiently.

Numeracy skills are developed and reinforced through inquiry tasks, problem solving activities, the use of the online educational program Mathletics and weekly group work in Numeracy Blocks based on individual PAT Maths results.

Students reflect regularly on their learning through Quick Writes and Learning Logs.
TopicsTopics are covered under the three Content Strands of Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability.

In Number and Algebra the focus is on understanding compound interest, applying algebraic rules to algebraic fractions, solving linear and simultaneous equations and investigating the properties of non- linear relations.

In Measurement and Geometry students solve problems involving surface area and volume of cylinders, prisms and composite solids, formulate proofs for and use congruency and similarity and solve right angled triangle problems involving direction and elevation or depression.

Statistics and Probability involves describing the results of two and three step chance experiments, calculating values of spread, constructing and interpreting graphs, investigating and describing bivariate data and evaluating statistical reports.
AssessmentStudents are assessed against the Australian Curriculum achievement standards:

o Content
o Proficiency
Additional InformationExcursions may cost extra. Replacement stationery may be required.
All students are expected to purchase a Scientific Calculator prior to the commencement of the course