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Mathematics

Mission

The Monivae College Mathematics Faculty aims to provide Mathematics which will build upon students' previous experiences, providing the maximum possible challenge and opportunity for intellectual growth consistent with student ability.

The Mathematics Faculty aims to provide opportunities to:

  • investigate and apply some of the methods, techniques and languages of mathematics.
  • foster interest in, and acquire favourable attitudes towards mathematics.
  • increase the ability to apply mathematical methods.
  • allow each student to recognise and realise his/her own potential.
  • develop logical thought.
  • develop effective communication through oral, written and symbolic expression.
  • investigate aspects of mathematics to life in society.
  • investigate aspects of mathematics to other disciplines.
  • appreciate aspects of the history of mathematics.
  • increase computational skills.
  • acquire knowledge and understanding of specific concepts, simple relationships, terminology and conventions. 
  • identify and apply knowledge to problems, new situations, and associations with other disciplines.
  • form and interpret a mathematical model.
  • think creatively and devise solutions.
  • develop practical skills such as observation, following instructions, collecting data, processing results and handling equipment.
  • develop skills such as: using resources, logical presentation of arguments.
  • work independently, persevere and feel confident in the subject and appreciate the beauty and pleasure associated with the creative mathematical endeavour.

Mathematics pervades all aspects of our lives - as citizens, in our homes and in the workplace. It has applications in all human activities, crossing cultural and linguistic boundaries to provide a universal way of solving problems in such diverse areas as science and engineering, business and finance, technology, arts and crafts, sports and recreation and many everyday activities.

Mathematics provides students with essential mathematical skills and knowledge. It develops the numeracy capabilities that all students need in their personal, work and civic life and provides the fundamentals on which mathematical specialities and professional applications of mathematics are built.

The Monivae Mathematics Graduate

The Mathematics Monivae Graduate would be able to demonstrate increased computational skills and logical thinking skills that assist them to be problem solvers. They will have developed their ability to form and interpret mathematical models. They will be aware of links between Mathematics and other subject areas and applications to life in society.

Why study this subject?

Mathematics is a sequential subject that is compulsory for all students until the end of Year 10. Mathematics provides students with essential mathematical skills and knowledge in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry and Statistics and Probability. It develops the numeracy capabilities that all students need in their personal, work and civic life, and provides fundamentals on which mathematical specialities and professional applications of mathematics are built. The Mathematics curriculum aims to ensure that students are confident, creative users and communicators of mathematics, able to investigate, represent and interpret situations in their personal and work lives and as active citizens.

Subjects available in Years 7 & 10

  • Year 7 & 8 Mathematics
  • Year 9 Mainstream Mathematics
  • Year 9 Consolidating Mathematics*
  • Year 10 Advanced Mathematics *
  • Year 10 Mainstream Mathematics
  • Year 10Consolidating Mathematics*

*Units will only run if there are sufficient numbers wishing to study the unit. Students will be accepted into these units based on teacher recommendation.

Mathematics is compulsory for all students. Students must study four units of Mathematics over the four semesters (i.e. one unit per semester)

The units of Advanced Mathematics are designed for the student who wants a more enhanced study of Maths and /or needs a challenge.

The units of Consolidating Mathematics are designed for the student who needs the opportunity to improve their basic skills and consolidate their Maths knowledge. They offer a more practical approach to their Maths study.

The units of Consolidating Mathematics do not lead on to Year 11 Mathematical Methods. Instead, they could lead to Year 11 General Mathematics, or the student may choose to study no Maths at Year 11 or study VCAL Numeracy.

Students are advised to take Mathematics units at the highest level they can manage, so as to keep their options open.

Students must consult with their teacher to seek advice about the Mathematics that they are selecting. All Mathematics subjects selected by the students will be evaluated as part of the selection and allocation process to ensure that appropriate choices are made.

Subjects available in Year 11 and 12.

Year 11

 

  • General Mathematics
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Specialist Mathematics
Year 12
  • Further Mathematics
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Specialist Mathematics

 


Mathematics Faculty Leader
Ms Jacinta Ryan
jryan@monivae.vic.edu.au