Concepts, processes and application of knowledge



At St Mary’s, Lancefield we endeavour to teach our students to become fluent in the fundamentals of Mathematics, through varied and frequent practice so students develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge. Mathematics is used widely in our society to describe and make sense of the world.  The aim of the school’s Mathematics program is to develop in students a confident understanding of mathematical concepts, processes and the ability to apply this knowledge effectively to real life situations. We follow the Victorian curriculum focusing on developing increasingly sophisticated and refined mathematical understanding, fluency, reasoning, modelling and problem-solving. These capabilities enable students to respond to familiar and unfamiliar situations by employing mathematics to make informed decisions and solve problems efficiently.

There is a daily Numeracy block that involves exploration and discovering with different ideas and strategies. Students are encouraged to solve problems in a variety of ways and share their different strategies.

The curriculum is organised by the three strands of Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability.

Number, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability are common aspects of most people’s mathematical experience in everyday personal, study and work situations.