"Mathematicians challenge themselves to be reflective, efficient problem solvers who are
empowered to apply mathematical strategies to everyday life."
At Tootgarook Primary School Mathematics is taught according to the Victorian Curriculum as outlined by the Victorian Government. We provide students with essential mathematical skills and knowledge. Our program develops students’ mathematical knowledge and incorporates problem solving, fluency, understanding, reasoning and the ability to apply maths to real life.
Mathematics is a daily part of each student's learning. Number Fluency is an important part of our lessons and encourages students to explore and investigate new concepts and practice using Mathematical vocabulary through games and play. Students work within their core class structure allowing for enabling and extension opportunities. We empower students to help each other by collaborating and encouraging peer teaching and learning.
We endeavour to engage the local community with Mathematical learning experiences which are hands on and fun for the whole family. Our Big Boat Bonanza in February 2020 was a great success and demonstrated our community involvement which further enhances student learning.
Our teachers collaboratively plan challenging and engaging lessons that scaffold student learning using a whole school instructional approach. We look for opportunities to integrate and make connections with learning across all curriculum areas. Students undertake valuable formative assessment tasks to help assist and inform required teaching and learning outcomes. Student centred learning goals and reflections encourage continual student growth through feedback and conferencing. We cater for individual student learning needs by developing Individual Educational Plans for student’s diverse strengths and abilities.
The way we organise and deliver Mathematics at Tootgarook Primary School has an impact on our student outcomes. Providing consistent and engaging lessons allows us to support our students with the very best chance to achieve personal excellence.
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