The study of mathematics is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.
By studying mathematics, students learn to work mathematically – developing fluency, understanding, problem-solving, reasoning and communication skills.
The syllabus consists of the following strands:
number and algebra
measurement and geometry
statistics and probability.
Mathematics is compulsory in Years 7 to 10. In Years 11 and 12, students can choose to study Mathematics Standard 1 & 2, Mathematics Advanced, Mathematics (Extension 1) and Mathematics (Extension 2).
In Years 7 to 10 students are assessed through Mid Year and End of Year examinations which are structured in such a way as to allow students to achieve at their own level. The examinations are attempted by all students.
In addition to this, students are assessed through specific topic Research Projects, Practical Group Assessment Tasks, Technology Assessment Tasks and oral reports and term skills and knowledge tests. In Years 11 and 12 assessment is carried out by Mid Course and End Of Course Examinations as well as through research tasks/investigations, Practical Assessment Tasks and Topic Test. These assessment tasks allow the students of Auburn Girls High School to develop knowledge and understanding of the courses as well as develop positive values about and attitudes towards themselves, others and learning as a lifelong process.
Auburn Girls High School has a smart board in each Mathematics class as well as five well-equipped classes with computers and computer software to facilitate the integration of technology into the classroom. Each student from Year 7 – 10 has a MathsOnline account. It is a fun, supportive and effective way for students of all abilities to achieve improved outcomes.
In addition to their regular studies, students at Auburn Girls High School are encouraged to participate in co-curricular activities to broaden their mathematical knowledge and skills. These include: