Mathematics

Overview

The Mathematics course, which is studied by all students at the University of Canberra High School,  follows the Australian Curriculum. Learning mathematics creates opportunities for and enriches the lives of all Australians.

The Australian Curriculum: 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 the fundamentals on which mathematical specialties and professional applications of mathematics are built.

Mathspace is an online tutoring app which is used by staff to supplement normal class activities. Students can log on at any time outside of class to revise and reinforce their learning.

Aims

The aim of our faculty reflects those of the Australian Curriculum, to develop students who:

  • 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.
  • develop an increasingly sophisticated understanding of mathematical concepts and fluency with processes, and are able to pose and solve problems and reason in number and algebra, measurement and geometry, and statistics and probability.
  • recognise connections between the areas of mathematics and other disciplines and appreciate mathematics as an accessible and enjoyable discipline to study.