At St.Kevin's Primary School we constantly strive to develop mathematics capability in all of our students, so that they are prepared for whatever their learning ambitions require. We achieve this by developing mathematics programs and activities that involve practical applications to show the wide-ranging relevance of honing mathematics skills and engaging students in the process. In common with our educational values at St Kevin's, our teaching intends to challenge students so that they are motivated to grow.
We utilize a range of materials to bring the world of mathematics to life for our students so that our problem-solving activities are authentic and the key learning goals transition smoothly from the conceptual to the fun and practical. The St Kevin's mathematics program is also designed to deliver a strong foundation in all required areas of the curriculum, for our students to use as a springboard to launch their future careers as well as being able to handle the important mathematical operations in everyday life. Consequently, our teaching of mathematics is organized into three areas:
A vital element of our mathematics teaching at St Kevin's is the continuous monitoring of learning progress and conceptual understanding. This is managed through a variety of mechanisms, from standardized and online testing to classroom observation, personal conferencing, open-ended activities and developmental checklists.