By studying mathematics, students develop knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical concepts and their use within the classroom and beyond
Campbell House school
Number and Algebra stage 5 will focus on extending and strengthening preliminary numeracy skills and place value understandings.
The program's content focuses on equipping students with skills to think logically and gain practice in place value, ratio's, rate conversions and fluency in movement between number types to consolidate strong groundwork for the next topic financial maths, where conversions and fluency in decimals, fractions and whole numbers is vital.
There are many everyday situations where things, amounts or quantities are 'fractions' or parts (or 'portions') of whole things, whole amounts or whole quantities. Fractions are very important when taking measurements, such as when buying goods (eg three-quarters of a metre of cloth) or following a recipe (eg a third of a cup of sugar), when telling the time (eg a quarter past five), when receiving discounts while shopping (eg 'half price', 'half off'), and when sharing a cake or pizza (eg 'There are five of us, so we'll get one-fifth of the pizza each').
Students will develop their understanding of algebra through a series of tasks. Students already have a sound background on number and number operations making the transition to algebra relatively easier. Key ideas include;
To engage students in numeracy and broaden their understanding of mathematical concepts in relation to the curriculum and work readiness
To increase students numeracy levels in regards to different number concepts
To increase comprehension skills and mental computation