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Mathematics

“God uses mathematics in everything He makes. He makes things in multiples of sevens, elevens, and forties. Everything that God does, He does according to mathematics: the writing of His Bible, the making of Arcturus and establishing the circuit of the earth. He imparts some of that wonderful knowledge to us that we may know something about His grace and love for us in this respect.” Asa Sparks

OVERVIEW

Students grow in awareness that God created a world of logic and order. Students develop skills in areas of Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. Using hands-on learning experiences, they apply Mathematical concepts to everyday life. They recognise, model, read, write and order numbers to 100. Students’ partition numbers using place value and practise addition and subtraction strategies. The aim is for students to develop an understanding in connecting names, numerals and quantities, and partitioning numbers in various ways, recognizing and creating patterns and building a deep sense of numbers. Students explore two and three-dimensional shapes, Australian coins, time, length, capacity, volume, collecting, and representing data. They learn to make groups, share objects and identify simple fractions. Students use mental strategies and continue to develop problem-solving skills and also develop reasoning in explaining direct and indirect comparisons of length, mass, capacity and volume, time using both informal units and formal units.

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Number and Algebra: Counting and skip counting to 100 (2s, 5s and 10s), Order & Numeration, Place Value, Addition to 20, Subtraction to 20, Division (Sharing), Money, Fractions (one half of a whole or group)
  • Measurement and Geometry: Length (informal units), Capacity (informal units), Mass (informal units), Time (o’clock and half-past), Shapes (2D and 3D), Patterns, Space and Location
  • Statistics and Probability: Chance, Questioning, Collecting, Organizing and Representing Data, Presenting, Interpreting Data

SUBJECT LENGTH

  • 10 periods per cycle

PREREQUISITES

  • Booklist Items

ASSESSMENT

  • Unit assessments
  • Samples of Work
  • Individual Conferencing

“Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Luke 12:7