Numeracy

At Waverley Meadows, mathematics is taught according to the Victorian Curriculum. Problem solving approaches are embedded throughout each unit of work. We are well resourced with mathematics equipment, both at the whole school and classroom level, enabling a hands-on approach. 

 Mathematics is separated into the dimensions of:

  • Number
  • Algebra
  • Measurement
  • Geometry
  • Statistics and Probability

Students participate in daily mathematics lessons that follow a sequence in order to build on skills already mastered. Guiding principles for all maths lessons are:

  • Explicit number fluency practise every lesson
  • Explicit purpose, learning intentions and success criteria for every lesson
  • Formal structure for every lesson
  • Students being challenged and extended
  • Teachers communicate high expectations and provide purposeful feedback
  • Established classroom norms for working

At Waverley Meadows we aim to ensure our students:

  • are confident, creative users and communicators of mathematics, able to investigate, represent and interpret situations in their personal and work lives and as active citizens
  • develop an increasingly sophisticated understanding of mathematical concepts and fluency with processes, and are able to pose and solve problems and reason in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability
  • recognise connections between the areas of mathematics and other disciplines and appreciate mathematics as an accessible and enjoyable discipline to study 

Flexible groupings are carried out to cater for point-of-need teaching and learning within modules. All teachers build strong relationships with all students in their module to ensure that differentiation through maths lessons provides for all of our learners.

Intervention and extension is provided through our personalised learning approach, catering for the individual child. Pre and post testing of student abilities at the start and end of each unit, ensures that student needs are being met. Data is collected and student growth is tracked. 

Digital technologies are utilised to support maths programs through online learning platforms such as Mathletics, essential assessments and challenging maths games. 

numeracy skills