Narara Valley High School

Telephone02 4329 3780

Emailnararavaly-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Mathematics

Head Teacher:  Sonia Dougherty (Relieving)

Teachers:   Clarinda Air, Melanie Clift, Caroline Leonard, Hugh Wickert

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.

In Year 11 and 12, the study of mathematics is optional. Courses offered include:

  • Mathematics Extension 2 (Year 12 only)
  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Mathematics Advanced
  • Mathematics Standard 2
  • Mathematics Standard 1 (Optional HSC examination)
  • Mathematics Life Skills.

The Mathematics faculty is reflecting on pedagogical practices and focuses on the changing nature of work and technology.

Implementing STEM enables hands on innovative and collaborative learning opportunities to consolidate mathematical skills and knowledge whilst building problem solving and critical thinking skills.