Our aim at Mitcham Primary School is for all students to receive high quality teaching in mathematics. We support the development of rich mathematical knowledge and understanding, a positive mindset and the ability to apply mathematical skills confidently in their daily lives.
Our teachers aim to ensure that students are confident and creative in mathematics and are able to investigate, represent and interpret familiar and unfamiliar mathematical situations.
Our approach is often problem based where students are challenged to think numerically and to apply their mathematical understandings to real life problems. Teachers observe the skills and knowledge students bring to tasks then determine what strategies need to be explicitly taught to be successful. Posing and problem solving tasks leads to the development and understanding of mathematical concepts. Students become fluent with processes and are able to reason mathematically.
Students are encouraged to recognise connections between mathematics and other learning areas such as science, music and technology.