Mathematics

The Mathematics course at Belconnen High School follows the Australian Curriculum. Learning mathematics creates opportunities for and enriches the lives of all Australians. The Australian Curriculum: Mathematics provides students with essential mathematical skills and knowledge in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. It 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.

Maths Online is used in the teaching and learning of Mathematics in classes and students are required to complete assessable tasks. This Online tutorial program assists students and parents with the learning of Mathematics.

In line with the Australian Curriculum students have opportunities to demonstrate the four proficiencies:

UNDERSTANDING         building knowledge and making connections

FLUENCY                        skill in choosing and applying appropriate procedures and concepts

PROBLEM-SOLVING      interpretation, investigation and communication

REASONING                   analysis, evaluation, justification and generalisation

Inclusive Class Structures

In all year groups a range of levels caters for the diversity of skills and abilities of students. The Pinnacle Enrichment Program (PEP) course is available to students in all year levels who are able to work at a faster pace than those in the standard courses.  The general course is designed for students with above average ability. Smaller classes are formed to provide for those students who need additional support and assistance with basic skills. 

Enrichment in Mathematics is offered through a range of activities that are open to all students.

  • The Mathematics Competition
  • The Mathematics Challenge
  • The Informatics Competition
  • Year 7 and 8 students have the opportunity to participate in the annual Da Vinci Decathlon