Maths

Mathematics

In Mathematics, students use ideas about algebra, number, space and chance, and mathematical ways of representing patterns and relationships, to describe, interpret and reason about their and social and physical world. Mathematics plays a key role in the development of student’s numeracy and assists learning areas across the curriculum. 

Students should learn to read, write and speak mathematics in a variety of contexts and forms so that they can interpret and convey mathematical ideas, interpret prose containing mathematical forms and continue to use and learn mathematics autonomously. Whether dealing with familiar or unfamiliar tasks they need to:

  • recognise when mathematics might help
  • choose appropriate mathematics
  • decide on levels of precision and accuracy
  • do the mathematics
  • interpret the results, and
  • judge the reasonableness of results and appropriateness of the methods used.

Our Staff

Mathematics staff - Head of Learning

Hagop Boyadjian

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Head of Learning

Jane Sanders

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Second in Charge
Secondary Position
Maths teacher

Allan Bertram

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Maths teacher
Secondary Position
Teacher in Charge

Mathematics staff - Mathematics Teachers

Carina Dufty

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Maths teacher

Les Tiede

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Maths teacher

George Kirou

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Maths teacher

Mignon Menzies

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Maths teacher

Jo Smith

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Maths teacher

Karen Choi

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Maths teacher

Fiona Hutchinson

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Maths teacher

Meena Ruhal

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Maths teacher

Michelle Smith

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Maths teacher

Jessica Clifton

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Maths teacher

Ken Taylor

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Maths teacher

Samantha Dodras

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Maths teacher

Andrea McGuiness

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Maths teacher

Rachel Birtles

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Maths teacher

Jarrod Carlson

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Maths teacher

Ganga Narendranathan

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Maths teacher

Chen Yua Zhen

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Maths teacher

Elsa Tam Cabral

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Maths teacher

Danielle Byra

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Maths teacher

Kim Jones

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Maths teacher

Aims of the Mathematics Learning Area

  • encourage students to develop an interest and a liking for Mathematics
  • provide a challenging curriculum that fosters appropriate academic and creative development
  • provide a supportive environment for the pursuit of excellence
  • recognize connections between areas of mathematics and other disciplines and appreciate mathematics as an accessible and enjoyable discipline of study
  • develop student initiative in problem solving
  • encourage students to take personal responsibility for their work
  • ensure that students are confident users and communicators of mathematics, able to investigate, represent and interpret situations in their personal lives and as active citizens