Mathematics

MATHEMATICS

Welcome to all the students who are studying a Mathematics course in 2017.  We hope you will enjoy the challenges and achieve success in your course.

A calculator is an essential tool that enables real problems to be solved and provides ready access to various functions required in particular topics.  For this reason it is essential that all students in Years 8 – 12 have a calculator of their own in class every day from the beginning of the school year. Year 7 have been asked to order a calculator.  Information was sent home about this. We ask that all students purchase the model we have chosen for classroom use so that we can assist them when needed.

Textbooks are accessible electronically via Google Classroom for the General Mathematics Pathway 2 course and most junior classes reducing the need for many students who are following the BYOD policy to carry their textbook.

In addition to the formal examination periods we have scheduled our assessment task dates for years 10, 11 and 12 as follows and will endeavour to adhere to these dates.

  • Year 10: 15th August
  • Year 11:  26th April, 25th July, 28th November
  • Year 11:  Extension: 26th April, 2nd May, 25th July, 1st August, 28th November, 5th November 
  • Year 12:  Extension 2: 14th & 16th February

Highlights of the coming year are expected to be the Australian Mathematics Competition in Term 3 with an entry fee due this term and the Year 8 Maths Olympiad.

Remember Study Buddies.  Mrs Croaker will be available in the Library on Wednesday afternoons from 3.05pm until 4.00pm.

 

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Students enjoying the Maths Olympiad

 

The Australian Curriculum – NSW is now fully implemented for Stages 4 and 5.  The syllabus is available at http://syllabus.bos.nsw.edu.au/mathematics/mathematics-k10/ or view the Parents' Guide at http://syllabus.bos.nsw.edu.au/support-materials/parents-guide/

The Stage 6 General Mathematics course has Pathway 2 (ATAR) and Pathway 1 (non-ATAR). It should be noted that students in both pathways follow the same syllabus for the Preliminary (Year 11) course.

Also worthy of note is that students sitting the HSC in all courses can be examined on content and skills from both Years 11 and 12.