“Learning mathematics creates opportunities for and enriches the lives of all Australians. The Australian Curriculum: Mathematics develops the numeracy capabilities that all students need in their personal, work and civic life, and provides the fundamentals on which mathematical specialties and professional applications of mathematics are built.” ACARA 2011
Numeracy teaching at Kinross PS is facilitated through a whole-school collaborative planning process, where staff work together to create differentiated programs to cater for the needs of every child. Teachers base their learning programs around a whole school approach to quality assessment and teaching cycle. Programs are aligned to the Western Australian Curriculum and utilise a range of research-based programs and strategies such as, First Steps in Mathematics and Paul Swan Problem Solving, to ensure our students receive high quality teaching and learning programs.
At Kinross PS we:
Endeavour to enable students to develop increasingly sophisticated and refined mathematical understanding, fluency, logical reasoning, analytical thought and problem-solving skills.
Explicitly teach basic facts and mental combinations, following the K-6 Kinross Scope and Sequence document and matched to individual needs of students.
Teach mathematical language and vocabulary following Kinross K-6 Scope and Sequence document to develop a consistent approach to the teaching of key terms.
Believe that student learning is improved when teachers have a shared understanding of Mathematics and a commitment to continually improve students’ level of achievement.
Support a hands-on, student-centred approach to teaching Mathematics based on diagnostic data to inform teaching opportunities.
Use Digital Technologies to facilitate ideas and provide access to tools that allow students to continue mathematical exploration. We use Mathletics to supplement mathematical learning.
Encourage cross-curricular links to other learning areas and STEM, to provide authentic learning experiences.
Maths Help Guide
We appeciate that the way we solve mathematical problems now may differ from the methods some parents may have learned at school. As a result, we have created a guide to help explain the mathematical methods we use and teach our students today. The booklet may be downloaded and printed to allow you to support your children at home with Maths,
Maths Help Guide