MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS

PR-2-15

PROCEDURAL DOCUMENT

Effective date: 14-Aug-07

Rationale

Mathematics is an important part of learning. We develop Mathematical skills, concepts and strategies through meaningful contexts to help students understand and see the relevance and use of mathematics in their everyday lives. Mathematics and Statistics are related but different ways of thinking and of solving problems. Both disciplines equip students with effective means for investigating, interpreting, explaining, and making sense of the world in which they live.

Purpose

By studying mathematics and statistics, students develop the ability to think creatively, critically, strategically, and logically. They learn to structure and organise, to carry out procedures flexibly and accurately, to process and communicate information and to enjoy intellectual challenge.

Assessment

 Refer to the Planning and Assessment Procedural Document.

Conclusion

Our students will be confident with using strategies, skills and concepts to solve problems in a variety of real life contexts, and to transfer this knowledge and understanding and make connections in everyday situations.