Numeracy plays a pivotal role in many aspects of our daily life. At St. Anthony’s Catholic Primary School the curriculum focuses on developing mathematical understanding, fluency, logical reasoning, and problem-solving skills.
At St Anthony’s we strive to make Mathematics engaging, hands on and fun for all students. We use explicit teaching to target student’s individual needs to cater for children of all abilities. Our Mathematics programme uses contemporary teaching and learning practices that encourage students to become self-motivated, confident learners through real life investigations and challenging experiences that fosters a love for learning Maths. In our junior levels we focus heavily on the curriculum area of Number to build a strong foundation that supports the students growth and development through the middle and senior years.
At St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School we aim:
- to develop each child’s confidence in their ability to learn mathematics.
- to provide a personalised and differentiated curriculum to cater for individual learning needs, abilities and interests.
- for each child to develop an understanding of mathematical concepts and be able to pose and solve mathematical problems.
- to provide opportunities for students to collaborate with each other and to share their mathematical strategies, learning and reflections through the use of ‘Number Talks’ and classroom discussions.
- to encourage students to take ownership of and manage their own learning with explicit goals developed with students.
- to use technology appropriately and effectively to support the learning of Mathematics.
At St Anthony’s we teach according to the Victorian Curriculum. The Victorian Curriculum (http://www.vcaa.vic.edu.au/Pages/index.aspx) outlines what is essential for all Australian students to learn during their time at school from Prep to Year 10. They provide a set of common standards which schools use to plan student learning programs, assess student progress and report to parents.