In the first years of school, children are led to think mathematically about the real world. Skills developed range from number, space, measurement and data, problem solving, estimation, classification and reasoning, progressing through accurate calculation, measurement, order and spacial relations. Later, children cover the five strands in the CSF – Space, Number, Measurement, Chance and Data and Algebra – with emphasis given in Year 7 to the number strand. Problem solving is an important part of activities at all levels.
A Maths Task Centre is available for higher year levels. Students in Year 10 are allocated to classes based on their future needs in Mathematics and on their previous performance. This structure is designed to ensure that students are studying a level of Mathematics appropriate to their ability but still keeping open a range of VCE Mathematics subjects. VCE subjects available are Maths Methods, General Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Specialist Mathematics.
Please note there have been changes to VCE Mathematics programs from 2016 onwards. Please follow the link below for a detailed explanation of VCE Mathematics programs at Aitken College.