Mathematics

Mathematics Curriculum 7-10

The Mathematics curriculum focuses on building essential skills and knowledge with in three key content strands; Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability.

Mathematics aims to instill in students an appreciation of the elegance and power of mathematical reasoning. Mathematical ideas have evolved across all cultures over thousands of years, and are constantly developing. Digital technologies are facilitating this expansion of ideas and providing access to new tools for continuing mathematical exploration and invention. The curriculum focuses on developing increasingly sophisticated and refined mathematical understanding, fluency, logical reasoning, analytical thought and problem-solving skills. These capabilities enable students to respond to familiar and unfamiliar situations by employing mathematical strategies to make informed decisions and solve problems efficiently.

Senior School Mathematics

At Karratha Senior High School, students have the option to enrol into the following courses:

  • Mathematics Foundation (Year 11 only)
  • Mathematics Essentials
  • Mathematics Applications
  • Mathematics Methods

Mathematics Foundation and Mathematics Essentials are the two General courses offered. These two courses focuses on using mathematics effectively, efficiently and critically to make informed decisions. Students will be provided the knowledge, skills and understanding to solve problems in everyday contexts such as the workplace, personal finance and within the community. Students enrolling into a general course are preparing for post-school employment or further training.

The courses Mathematics Applications and Mathematics Methods are all Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) courses, providing students the opportunity to use these subjects to achieve an ATAR score. Mathematics Applications applies mathematics to higher order real context situations in further detail to Mathematics Essentials. Mathematics Methods focuses on calculus and statistical analysis. Students enrolling into these courses are University bound or seek an apprenticeship requiring high mathematics skills.

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