Mathematics

The Shenton College Mathematics Learning Area takes major, although not sole, responsibility for the development of students’ numeracy. It aims to foster students’ mathematical interests, talents and creative development through an interesting and challenging curriculum in an environment that supports the pursuit of excellence. With a focus on assisting each student to do their best, we deliver regular help classes for students at all stages.

Shenton Mathematics teachers are skilled in assisting students with diverse interests and abilities to understand and apply the full range of mathematical concepts. Our program is designed to:

  • Encourage students to develop an interest and a liking for Mathematics
  • Provide a challenging curriculum that fosters appropriate academic and creative development
  • Illustrate to students the applications of Mathematics
  • Develop student initiative in problem solving

Shenton Mathematics enables students to read, write and speak Mathematics in a variety of contexts and forms so that they can understand and convey mathematical ideas, interpret prose containing mathematical forms, and continue to use and learn Mathematics autonomously outside the school setting.

For students with a particular interest, and drive to extend their mathematical interests and abilities outside the classroom, we offer enrichment classes, opportunities to participate in competitions and undertake additional assessments such as the Australian Mathematics Competition, Olympiads, Have Sum Fun and ICAS, as well as chances to participate in interstate and overseas events.

At Shenton Mathematics we see parents as partners because we know that true success in this discipline can only occur with parental support. All Mathematics teachers encourage and welcome constructive and timely communication, and can be contacted through COMPASS.