Numeracy

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

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.

 

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)