Numeracy is the ability to understand and apply appropriate mathematical concepts and skills effectively, to solve problems and meet the general demands of life, at home and work, now and in the future.

The Australian Curriculum

The Australian Curriculum: Mathematics is the basis for programming and planning. The curriculum is organised around three content stands and four proficiency strands.

Three Content strands

The three Content Strands are Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. They describe what is to be taught and learnt.

Four Proficiency strands

The four Proficiency Strands are Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving, and Reasoning. They describe how content is explored or developed, that is, the thinking and doing of mathematics. They provide the language to build in the developmental aspects of the learning of mathematics and have been incorporated into the content descriptions of the three content strands described above.

Resources and programs

Durack School supports its mathematics programs with the following resources.

Curriculum into the Classroom

Classroom planning and programming materials based on the Australian Curriculum which are adapted to meet the school context.

Back to Front Maths

Problem based teaching to help children develop their capacity for logical reasoning and analytical thought. Rather than telling students how to get the answers teachers ask really good questions to encourage students to think deeply about a problem, access their prior knowledge about it, experiment with different ideas and analyse how well these ideas work.

IXL Online

An online mathematics practice site which is aligned to the Australian Curriculum and an excellent tool for homework practice of mathematics skills.

Posted on 12 February 2018

Do you know Australia's brightest child?

Do you know Australia's brightest child?

SBS is searching for our most brilliant young minds. The broadcaster is looking for children aged between 7 and 12 years to participate in a competition series that celebrates the incredible talents of extraordinary children. Apply to SBS before early March.

Posted on 03 November 2017

Day for Daniel 2017

Day for Daniel 2017

Every year, Durack School recognises Day for Daniel, which is a National Day of Action, raising awareness of child safety, protection and prevention.On Friday October 27th, students wore red and took part in the activities which teach children how to 'Recognise, React and Report' unsafe situations.…

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