Our focus and initiatives for each year are outline in our MAP (Maths Action Plan)
Teaching and learning is based on the Western Australian Curriculum, including the proficiency strands of Fluency, Problem Solving , Understanding and Reasoning.
Use of Numeracy Blocks and Madeline Hunter’s effective lesson design.
Common assessment and moderation tasks across all year groups.
Numeracy improvement planning based on data from On-Entry testing, NAPLAN, Pat Maths Test and Westwood Basic Facts Test.
Problem Solving Focus. Use RUCSAC (Read, understand, choose, solve, answer & check) and Problem Solving Toolbox of strategies. (Eg. Draw a diagram, Guess and Check, Work Backwards)
Mental Calculation Strategies focus. (Eg. Counting on and back, build to 10, doubles, halving)
Other Numeracy Initiatives
We are working towards becoming a Maths Active school through MAWA (Maths Association of WA). To achieve this status, we are members of MAWA and we provide whole school Professional Learning in Mathematics teaching and learning.
We have students enter the state Maths Talent Quest and run whole school or whole year level mathematics programs. Including, for example, Numero (Years 5 and 6), Investigation of a number for Learning Journey, Have-Sun-Fun-Online (Through MAWA) and Counting 100 days of School. (PP and Year 1)
Numeracy Intervention. We have an EA working with Years 1-3 selected students providing extra tuition through motivating targeted game sessions.
Extension is provided in class and through initiatives such as Have-Sun-Fun-Online and the Maths Talent Quest.