Mathematics provides students with essential mathematical skills and knowledge in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. It develops the numeracy capabilities that all students need in their personal, work and civic life, and provides the fundamentals on which mathematical specialties and professional applications of mathematics are built.
In years 7, 8 and 9 all students study Mathematics.
These years of school mark a shift in mathematics learning to more abstract ideas. Through key activities such as the exploration, recognition and application of patterns, the capacity for abstract thought can be developed and the ways of thinking associated with abstract ideas can be illustrated.
The intent of the curriculum is to encourage the development of important ideas in more depth, and to promote the interconnectedness of mathematical concepts.
In the senior phase of schooling, students have the opportunity to select the level of mathematics they would like to study.
The year 10 curriculum provides pathway options suitable for students of differing abilities and interests, and with a range of future career and study plans. At The Ipswich SHS students have the option to study mathematics to a foundation, core or extension level during year 10.
Year 11 and 12 students have the option of an Authority, VET or SAS pathway.
39289QLD Certificate II in Core skills for Employment and Training - Numeracy
The Ipswich State High School offer extracurricular programs in Mathematics Tutoring in the Resource Centre every Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm. Any queries about tutoring, contact Aimee Brown.