The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple. S. Gudder
Understanding mathematics is essential as it is used on a daily basis in our personal and professional lives. Through explanation, real life applications and practice, students acquire knowledge, understanding and skills in mathematics and numeracy which will be required in their everyday lives. Problem solving activities designed to encourage students to think for themselves and to reason are priorities.
Students may participate in a variety of competitions such as the Australian Mathematics Competitions, MAT enrichment programs and external Maths relays. Dominic Maths Week is also celebrated in November as a chance for every student to get involved in mathematical competitions.
Australian Curriculum 10A Maths plus a Calculus unit is available for Year 10 students who wish to pursue higher level mathematical studies at College. A Preparatory course for the 10A course (Mathematics Extension), allows students in Years 9 and 10 to extend, enrich and challenge their mathematical thinking. General Maths Preparatory Course aims to provide students with an opportunity to be exposed to elements of the Senior General Mathematics Level 3 course that is offered in College. Essential Maths is an option for students who need to develop their basic numeracy skills.