Maths


 

The Western Australian Curriculum: Mathematics provides students with essential mathematical skills and knowledge in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. It develops the numeracy capabilities that all students need in their personal, work and civic life, and provides the fundamentals on which mathematical specialties and professional applications of mathematics are built.

 

Teachers at NPS devise and deliver a rich Mathematical learning program designed to engage and challenge students on all academic levels. Teachers differentiate their teaching to ensure all students prog

ress at their own rate in the area of Mathematics. Our teachers have participated in a great deal of professional learning on developing Learning Intentions and Success Criteria in Mathematics lessons to ensure learning is made visible to all students. 

 

 

‚ÄčAt NPS teachers use the explict teaching approach to teach Mathematics. This approach is used in Math lessons taught daily throughout the week during Math Blocks. 

 

Our whole- school program for maths is Top Ten. This program promotes student progress and development of numeracy skills through a hands -on, explicit approach with the use of concrete materials.

The lesson begins with a weekly warmups based on the focus of the unit, where students follow the process of ‘I do, we do and you do’ where the concept is explicitly taught then allow students to develop their understanding independently through the ‘you do’ stage.

 

Our students ‘fishbowl’ with the learning, where staff model the activity and are tailored to the students’ needs and are differentiated to allow for extra support or more challenging learning.

 

The lessons promote higher order thinking, are engaging, requiring students to organise and record their data/results.The assessments are great and help with our differentiation, then show the value adding and growth students made between the pre and post. 

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