Maths

Koondrook Primary School have the opportunity to participate in 5 hours of mathematics activities each week. The Victorian Curriculum is followed . This is organised by the three strands of Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability.

At Koondrook Primary School, Mathematics is divided into the following areas: 

Number and Algebra

  • Number and place value
  • Fractions and decimals
  • Real numbers
  • Money and financial mathematics
  • Patterns and algebra
  • Linear and non-linear relationships

Measurement and Geometry

  • Using units of measurement
  • Shape
  • Geometric reasoning
  • Location and transformation
  • Pythagoras and trigonometry

Statistics and Probability

  • Chance
  • Data representation and interpretation

Top 10 Maths

At Koondrook Primary School we also use the Top Ten Maths Program in our classrooms. Top Ten was founded by teachers and numeracy leaders (and is still wholly-owned by active primary teachers) to fill a gap they saw for sequential hands-on units to support them with their Maths planning. A fun and engaging resource used to teach Maths in a meaningful, exciting and high-impact way, without having to resort to worksheets or one-dimensional technology. All units significantly use visual and kinesthetic learning for the Maths sessions, with literacy and STEM hooks. Developmentally-sequenced, user-friendly unit plans with detailed hands-on lessons for every critical skill throughout the early years. Diagnostic and formative assessments highlight points-of-need.

Mathematics Lessons

Mathematics lessons at Koondrook Primary begin with a warm up activity followed by whole class focus. Students then move on to work individually or in small focus groups. At the end of the session, students have the opportunity to reflect and share what they have learnt.

 

Mathematics lessons at Koondrook Primary begin with a warm up activity followed by whole class focus. Students then move on to work individually or in small focus groups. At the end of the session, students have the opportunity to reflect and share what they have learnt.

 

Equipment

Our Mathematics program uses a wide range of resources. Resources include; counters, calculators, attribute blocks, dice, rulers, clocks and software programs to enhance mathematical skills

Assessment

A variety of assessment tasks are used by teachers including observations, anecdotal notes, work samples and tests.

All students in Prep – 6 are assessed using the Number Fluency Interview in Term 2 and 4.

Mathematics Online Interview - This is a one-on-one interview where students are required to solve mathematical problems and explain the strategies they used.

Students in Grades 3 & 5 are assessed using NAPLAN tests (National Assessment Program Literacy and Numeracy).

Students in Grades 3-6 are assessed using On Demand testing.

  • Terms 2 and 4 (Number and Algebra)

  • Term 3 (Measurement and Geometry, Statistics and Probability)

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