Mathematics is taught as a core component of the numeracy program at Ardmona Primary School with explicit mathematics sessions taught daily. Topics are taught sequentially and with an emphasis on developing individual student's understanding and skills in the area. Our teaching methods are informed by the research based Early Years and Middle Years programs with a focus on explicit teaching and rich tasks. The skills and concepts developed during Mathematics lessons are utilised across all facets of the curriculum including during our Integrated Inquiry units which investigate real life problems and tasks.
Mathematics lessons are taught through a combination 'hands on' (inquiry based) learning activities, book work and oral learning. Learning is supported through the use of visual and hands on aides such such as interactive whiteboards, iPads, netbooks, computers, counting frames and Mathematical Attribute Blocks.
All of the student's individual learning needs are catered for by our school wide program, which aims to be supportive, engaging and challenging.