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Mathematics

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.

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.

Staff List:

Mr Angelo Tsaousis (Head Teacher)

Ms Nafiza Ali

Ms Leanne Formica

Mr Matt Kendell (Year 11 advisor)

Mr Chris Lee

Ms Diem Nguyen

Ms Monica Rafla

Mr Colin Robinson

Ms Rosette Safa

Ms Christine Zabakly (Assistant Year 12 advisor)

 

 NSW DEC Deputy Director-General Schools Mr Greg Prior

NSW DEC Deputy Director-General Mr Greg Prior on a visit to our school in 2011

 

Homework

The amount of homework set by teachers in the Mathematics faculty will vary according to a number of factors. These include the topic being learned by students, whether an assignment has been set, the ability of students, the Year that they are in and the Course or Pathway that they are studying. Generally speaking though, it will vary between 20 minutes in Years 7 and 8 up to 45 minutes in senior school. If your child is becoming frustrated with the homework and unable to complete it, or is taking an inordinate amount of time to finish, a note to the teacher to explain the difficulty will assist the teacher in helping your child. 

 

Homework is designed to reinforce concepts and skills taught in class and as such is an important part in consolidating what has been learned that day. In addition to this, students are encouraged in junior years and expected in senior years to regularly revise their work. In senior school, this would amount to one hour per week per unit of Mathematics, e.g. in General Mathematics this would amount to at least 2 hours of Mathematics study plus homework per week.