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The study of mathematics is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10. 

By studying mathematics, students learn to work mathematically – developing fluency, understanding, problem-solving, reasoning and communication skills.

The syllabus consists of the following strands:

  • number and algebra
  • measurement and geometry
  • statistics and probability.

In Year 11 and 12, the study of mathematics is optional. Courses offered include:

Year 11

  • Mathematics Standard
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Mathematics Life Skills

Year 12

  • Mathematics Standard 1
  • Mathematics Standard 2    
  • Mathematics Advanced
  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Mathematics Extension 2

The study of mathematics provides opportunities for students to become analytical, logical and critical thinkers to enable them to make informed decisions and solve problems efficiently. The ability 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.

Mathematics in Years 7–10 focuses on developing increasingly sophisticated and refined mathematical understanding, fluency, communication, logical reasoning, analytical thought and problem-solving skills. These capabilities enable students to respond to familiar and unfamiliar situations by employing strategies to make informed decisions and solve problems relevant to their further education and everyday lives.

The Mathematics faculty at Doonside Technology High School is committed to providing students with challenging and engaging lessons that incorporate the numeracy and literacy skills required to be successful in mathematics. Our focus is on developing students’ knowledge and understanding of mathematics by providing opportunities for students to learn to describe and apply patterns and relationships; reason, predict and solve problems; calculate accurately both mentally and in written form; estimate and measure; and interpret and communicate information presented in numerical, geometrical, graphical, statistical and algebraic forms.