Mathematics at Byford Secondary College aims to foster students’ mathematical interests, talents and creative development through an interesting and challenging curriculum in an environment that supports the pursuit of excellence. With a focus on assisting each student to do their best, we regularly deliver additional tutoring classes for students at all stages.
Mathematics plays a key role in developing students’ numeracy and assists in learning across the curriculum. Students will use ideas about numbers, algebra, measurement, geometry, statistics and probability, and mathematical ways of representing patterns and relationships, to describe and interpret their social and physical world.
Students will learn to read, write and speak mathematics in various contexts and forms so that they can understand and convey mathematical ideas, interpret prose containing mathematical forms, and continue to use and learn Mathematics autonomously outside the school setting.
Our teachers are skilled in assisting students with diverse interests and abilities to understand and apply the full range of mathematical concepts. Our program is designed to:
For students with a particular interest and drive to extend their mathematical abilities outside the classroom, we offer opportunities to participate in competitions such as the Australian Mathematics Competition, Olympiads, Have Sum Fun and Bebras Australia Computational Thinking Challenge.
Mathematics is a compulsory subject in Years 7 – 10. The content is divided into three strands – Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. Within each year level there are three pathways each designed to meet the needs of our students. In Aspire Program the students are introduced to higher level thinking skills whilst working through the curriculum. Mainstream classes focus on achievement at the year level curriculum and Pathway 3 is scaffolded and differentiated with the aim of improving the numeracy skills.
Mathematics aims to instil in students an appreciation of the elegance and power of mathematical reasoning.
In Year 10 students are given the opportunity to select courses that will aid in their transition to upper school mathematics:
For more information head to the School Curriculum Standard Authority’s website See here.