Maths courses aim to create confidence and enjoyment in doing mathematical activities. Students develop an awareness of how maths can be used to solve problems in everyday life. They also learn of its contribution to the development of society.
The study of the Mathematics course also aim to develop knowledge, skills and understanding in the following areas:
- logical, flexible, fluent and original thinking;
- computation and problem solving skills;
- appropriate language for the effective communication of mathematical ideas and experiences;
- an ability to recognize mathematical patterns and relationships;
- a variety of methods for calculation and problem solving;
- an awareness of the basic structure of mathematics by an appreciation of the nature and inter-relationship of the various strands of mathematics
Mathematics is compulsory in Years 7 to 10. In Years 11 and 12, students can choose to study Mathematics Standard 1 & 2, Mathematics Advanced, Mathematics (Extension 1) and Mathematics (Extension 2).
In Years 7 to 10 students are assessed through Mid Year and End of Year examinations which are structured in such a way as to allow students to achieve at their own level. The examinations are attempted by all students.
In addition to this, students are assessed through specific topic Research Projects, Practical Group Assessment Tasks, Technology Assessment Tasks and oral reports and term skills and knowledge tests. In Years 11 and 12 assessment is carried out by Mid Course and End Of Course Examinations as well as through research tasks/investigations, Practical Assessment Tasks and Topic Test. These assessment tasks allow the students of Auburn Girls High School to develop knowledge and understanding of the courses as well as develop positive values about and attitudes towards themselves, others and learning as a lifelong process.
Auburn Girls High School has a smart board in each Mathematics class as well as five well-equipped classes with computers and computer software to facilitate the integration of technology into the classroom. Each student from Year 7 – 10 has a MathsOnline account. It is a fun, supportive and effective way for students of all abilities to achieve improved outcomes.
In addition to their regular studies, students at Auburn Girls High School are encouraged to participate in co-curricular activities to broaden their mathematical knowledge and skills. These include:
- The Australian Mathematics Competition
- Australian Mathematics Olympiad