Mathematics Term 4 @
Roxburgh Park Primary school proudly implements the Victorian Curriculum when teaching Mathematics. We also work in Professional Learning Teams and use the work of Booker to underpin our teaching and learning.
The Victorian Curriculum for Mathematics provides students with access to important mathematical ideas, knowledge and skills that they will draw on in their personal and work lives. The curriculum also provides students, as life-long learners, with the basis on which further study and research in mathematics and applications in many other fields are built.
The Victorian Curriculum for Mathematics aims to ensure that all students:
- develop useful mathematical and numeracy skills for everyday life, work and as active and critical citizens in a technological world
- see connections and apply mathematical concepts, skills and processes to pose and solve problems in mathematics and in other disciplines and contexts
- acquire specialist knowledge and skills in mathematics that provide for further study in the discipline
- appreciate mathematics as a discipline – its history, ideas, problems and applications, aesthetics and philosophy.
RPPS shared vision is for all students to receive high quality teaching in mathematics to support the development of rich mathematical knowledge and understanding and for all students to apply mathematical skills with confidence in their daily lives.
An example of a Numeracy Lesson at RPPS is as follows:
1- 2-5 mins warm up
2- Learning Intention (+real life connections)
3- Explicit teaching (group, individual, investigations, problem solving, game)
4- Check for understanding (what are you looking for?)
5- Reflection –Discussion (main points of the lesson, future learning)
Students participate in a minimum of 5 sessions of Mathematics studies per week, and teachers integrate Mathematics into other curriculum areas where applicable.
At RPPS we like to encourage students to use Mathematics in their everyday lives and here are some ways in which you can help support your child’s learning at home:
- Count the food items as they are placed in the trolley or unpacked at home.
- Count each toss of the ball as you play a game.
- Count the steps to the letterbox, front door, clothes line.
- Collect and count objects such as toys, shells, and flowers from the garden.
- Count days on a calendar. Count days down to a special event.
- Read books that involve counting.
Ask your child questions to encourage them to investigate maths:
- What shapes can you see?
- How could we measure the...?
- How will we find half?
- What is the best way to share...?
Turn everyday events or objects into a maths story:
- Count the fruit in the fruit bowl.
- Cut fruit into six pieces.
- Count the pieces of toast you cooked at breakfast.
- Add the total of cutlery at the table.
- Count the number of people travelling in the car or the bus.
Encourage your child to draw and talk about the number of things in the pictures they have drawn. Write down your child’s ideas as a story. Here are some examples:
- There are five pieces of fruit in our bowl. Three are apples and two are bananas.
- My lunchbox has four things inside. One sandwich, one orange and two slices of cheese.
Thank you for your support in your child’s education!
Numeracy Leading Teacher