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Randwick Boys High School

Randwick Boys High School

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Mathematics

Our philosophy

The Mathematics faculty is a faculty of excellence in teaching and learning. Students are encouraged to always strive for their personal best, inspiring independent and higher order thinking within a supportive and caring environment.

Faculty overview:

The aim of the Mathematics department is to produce students who are capable of, either, continuing their Mathematics education to HSC level and beyond or, being competent to undertake further Mathematics studies in preparation for employment.

This aim is achieved in a variety of ways from Years 7 to 12 with a common theme of regular homework and constant revision. The Mathematics department at Randwick Boys' High School provides the opportunity for each student to participate in a range of experiences that promote the development of the whole person. These can include but are not limited to:

·         Numeracy Peer Tutoring Program

·         ICAS Competition

·         Australian Mathematics Competition

·         Australian Mathematics Trust: Mathematics Challenge and Enrichment

·         Numeracy Day

·         STEM Day.

HSC courses offered:

In Year 11 and 12, the study of Mathematics is currently optional. Our Mathematics faculty each year offers all HSC mathematics courses including:

·         Mathematics Extension 2 (Year 12 only)

·         Mathematics Extension 1

·         Mathematics Advanced

·         Mathematics Standard 2

·         Mathematics Standard 1 (Optional HSC examination)

·         Mathematics Life Skills.

Each year our faculty achieves impressive HSC results with students performing in the top two bands across all levels of Mathematics (Bands 5 and 6 for Mathematics Standard 2 and Mathematics Advanced, as well as Bands E3 and E4 for Mathematics Extension 1 and 2).

Years 7 to 10:

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 Kindergarten to Year 10 syllabus consists of the following strands:

·         number and algebra

·         measurement and geometry

·         statistics and probability.

Differentiation of curriculum:

The Mathematics department at Randwick Boys understands the importance of catering to each students learning needs. To meet these needs our faculties classes from Years 7-10 are streamed into different levels. This means that from Year 7 our Mathematics students are placed in a class where they are likely to succeed. This allows us to extend gifted students and provide extra support for those students who need it most.

Links:

Below are two links to our new mathematics syllabus and HSC syllabuses.

·         New NSW K-10 mathematics syllabus

·         HSC syllabuses.

 

Mathematics champions

Peer tutoring

Pi Day