The Australian Curriculum: Mathematics is organised around the interaction of three content strands and four proficiency strands. The content strands are number and algebra, measurement and geometry, and statistics and probability. They describe what is to be taught and learnt in a sequential manner. The proficiency strands are understanding, fluency, problem-solving and reasoning. They describe how content is explored or developed; that is, the thinking and doing of mathematics.
Teachers at Eumundi have completed considerable professional development in collaboration with schools from the Noosa Hinterland and Gympie Mathematics Alliance clusters to enable our students to become confident, creative users and communicators of mathematics.
At Eumundi we:
- have moved away from a ‘chalk and talk’ direct teaching method, to a more student-centred approach
- recognise that there are facts and procedures required for knowing and understanding mathematics
- value investigating, thinking, reasoning and relating mathematics to real-life situations
- know students need to explore and investigate to be able to discuss and justify
- emphasise the importance of the process not just the answer.