At St George’s Road Primary School, we believe that the purpose of mathematics education is to:
- Develop our students’, parents’ and teachers’ knowledge, skills and attitudes for mathematics teaching and learning.
- Support our students and families in understanding the imperative role that mathematics plays for future employability, life choices and quality of life.
- Prime our students for their forthcoming pursuits beyond their primary education at our school.
When students learn mathematics at St George’s Road Primary School, they:
- Believe that making and learning from mistakes are customary.
- Work collaboratively to develop knowledge using language that explains, challenges, justifies and convinces others of their mathematical thinking.
- Challenge themselves and their peers in positive, constructive ways as a means of strengthening their mathematical understandings and skills.
- Set high expectations for themselves and demonstrate these by setting challenging learning goals for themselves.
When teachers teach mathematics at St George’s Road Primary School, they:
- Promote positive attitudes towards mathematics.
- Ask questions to engage, challenge and assess.
- Plan lessons with curriculum requirements and student needs in mind.
- Plan and use tasks that consider student interest and relevance.
- Use data and knowledge of individual student learning to help plan tasks and activities.
- Use warm up activities to stimulate, engage and tune in students to the lesson.
- Anticipate student responses to tasks during planning and teaching.
How can I help build my child’s numeracy? http://numeracyguidedet.global2.vic.edu.au/numeracy-at-home-how-can-i-help-build-my-childs-numeracy/