Learning & Teaching - Mathematics

At Mary MacKillop Primary School the Mathematics curriculum is taught through dedicated Mathematics blocks, which are timetabled throughout the week. Staff utilise whole class and small group instruction to ensure the learning needs of children are met based on the assessment of student learning and the stage of the curriculum that is reflected in these assessments.


The Mathematics Curriculum is divided into strands and sub strands which include:


Number and Algebra

  • Number and Place Value
  • Fractions and Decimals
  • Money and financial mathematics
  • Patterns and Algebra
  • Linear and non-linear relationships

Measurement and Geometry

  • Using units of measurement
  • Shape
  • Geometric Reasoning
  • Location And Transformation
  • Pythagoras and trigonometry

Statistics and Probability

  • Chance
  • Data Representation and interpretation

Each sub-strand has associated standards which indicate a progression of achievement across levels of learning from Foundation to Year 10

Staff utilise a range of assessments to continually assess student growth and development across the levels of the Mathematics curriculum.


The Mathematics curriculum aims to ensure that students:

  • develop useful mathematical and numeracy skills for everyday life, work and as active and critical citizens in a technological world
  • see connections and apply mathematical concepts, skills and processes to pose and solve problems in mathematics and in other disciplines and contexts
  • acquire specialist knowledge and skills in mathematics that provide for further study in the discipline
  • appreciate mathematics as a discipline – its history, ideas, problems and applications, aesthetics and philosophy.