The Mathematics program at Richardson Primary School provides students with essential mathematical skills and knowledge in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. We aim to develop the numeracy capabilities that all students need in their personal, work and civic life, and provide the fundamentals on which mathematical specialties and professional applications of mathematics are built.
Teachers use the content descriptions from The Australian Curriculum to guide the selection of 'what to teach when'. These year level statements describe the knowledge, skills, concepts and processes that teachers are expected to teach and students are expected to learn. Based on our knowledge of how students best learn mathematics, we use a Balanced Numeracy approach. This framework includes 5-10 minute warm up activities, whole class explicit teaching, differentiated group work and whole class reflection. Within all Maths lessons are opportunities for students to construct meaning from direct experiences by using manipulatives and conversation.