## Mathematics

The Mathematics Faculty of Kogarah High School prides itself on providing opportunity for all students to achieve academic success in this subject. Many students achieve at the highest level in both the School Certificate and Higher School Certificate examinations. Teachers in the Mathematics Faculty have high expectations of their students, and enjoy seeing each student's success.

### Faculty Aims/Objectives:

- Students to reach their potential whilst enjoying learning about mathematics and seeing its relevance in our world
- Students to be challenged by the work presented to them
- Students to be able to understand the NUMERACY demands of all of their subjects

### Faculty Structure:

Year 7 & 8 students remain in the same class for all subjects. Year 9 & 10 classes are graded by their Mathematics ability. Students in Years 9 & 10 may follow the 5.1, 5.2 or 5.3 (top) course, depending on their class, or their individual program.

In Years 11 & 12, Kogarah High School offers Extension 1, Mathematics (2
unit), General Mathematics (2 unit) & Applied Mathematics (non ATAR).
**An Extension 2 Mathematics class runs every year in Year 12.**

### Student Requirements:

- Pens (blue/black, red)
- Pencil & eraser
- Ruler
- BOS approve scientific calculator (CASIO preferred & can be purchased at the school office)
- Geometry Set
- Diary

### Homework and Assessment:

Students are set homework after each Mathematics lesson. Assessment is ongoing such that students get to demonstrate their understanding of topics over a number of tests, assignments, presentations and major examinations. An emphasis in the classroom is the setting out and presentation of working in each student's bookwork. This is an extremely important aspect in Mathematics. Students need to communicate their understanding of a concept by clearly setting out a solution to each question asked

### Extracurricular Activities:

- The school enters over 100 students each year in the Australian Mathematics Competition.
- Some classes are nominated to enter Investigation: Mathematics run by the Mathematical Association of New South Wales
- Targeted junior students are invited to Luna Park each year, to complete Maths activities
- HSC Extension 1 & 2 students attend HSC Lectures
- The Mathematics Faculty runs Extension 2 enrichment days for our students

### Curriculum Links:

**Mathematics Years 7–10 Syllabus**

http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_sc/mathematics.html**Mathematics Stage HSC Syllabuses**

http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/syllabus_hsc/mathematics.html