Mathematics creates opportunities for and enriches the lives of all Australians. Mathematics provides students with essential mathematical skills and knowledge in number and algebra, measurement and geometry and statistics and probability. It develops the numeracy capabilities that all students need in their personal, work and civic life and provides the fundamentals on which mathematical specialties and professional applications of mathematics are built.
Students are taught through a variety of methodologies in class that encourage productive struggle and extend student thinking. Students are encouraged to work collaboratively to solve problems and critically reflect on their solutions. Use of technology is encouraged, especially to solve problems in unfamiliar contexts to demonstrate the transfer of knowledge. A variety of resources are available outside the classroom to reinforce student learning, with all teachers producing Virtual Learning Environments (VLE’s) that may incorporate interactive tutorials, videos and resources like MathsOnline.
Glenunga International High School has a long and proud history of student success in local and national competitions, such as the School Mathematics Competition (South Australia) and Australian Mathematics Competition, with Glenunga students often winning prizes and Distinction certificates.
Mathematics is compulsory for all students from Year 8 to Year 11. The Mathematics curriculum is derived from the Australian Curriculum in middle school and the SACE or IB Diploma in senior school. In Year 12 Mathematics is a choice subject, but students are encouraged to select a Mathematics course that supports their field of study or work.
For more information on the range of subject choices, please refer to our Curriculum Guide.