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There is a mathematician in all of us

Our Maths program

At St Kilda Park Primary School we encourage our students to believe that there is a mathematician in all of us. We value a strong understanding of core mathematical concepts as the solid foundation for a lifetime of numeracy, rather than surface-level rote-learning of processes.

We dedicate time to teaching authentic problem-solving strategies for solving a range of real world problems. Across the school, we start the school day with Maths at 9am.

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A clear and consistent direction

Lesson approach

We have developed a consistent school-wide lesson approach that includes:

  • Number Fluency Task: a quick number game or activity that engages students and quickly immerses them in thinking mathematically
  • Launch: explicit teaching of a concept or skill
  • Discovery: time for students to explore a new concept or skill.
  • Summary: students reflect on the outcomes of the lesson by focusing on what they have learnt and what they would like to learn

The Mathematics curriculum focuses on developing:

  • Mathematical understanding
  • Fluency
  • Reasoning
  • Modelling
  • Problem-solving

These capabilities enable students to respond to familiar and unfamiliar situations by employing mathematics to make informed decisions and solve problems effectively.