Mathematics is a reasoning and creative activity employing abstraction and generalisation to identify, describe and apply patterns and relationships. It is a significant part of the cultural heritage of many diverse societies and provides a powerful, precise and concise means of communication.
Mathematics incorporates the processes of questioning, reflecting, reasoning and proof. It is a powerful tool for solving familiar and unfamiliar problems both within and beyond mathematics. In addition to its practical applications, the study of mathematics is a valuable pursuit in its own right.
The abilty to make informed decisions, and to interpret and apply mathematics in a variety of contexts, is an essential component of students' preparation for life in the twenty-first century. This ability, combined with a commitment to Christian, Gospel-based values, is necessary for the development of responsible, contributing members of society who are able to take an active part in shaping a better world.
The aim of Mathematics K-6 is to develop students' mathematical thinking, understanding, competence and confidence in the application of mathematics, their creativity, enjoyment and appreciation of the subject, and their engagement in lifelong learning.