We place a high priority on the importance of sound numeracy skills at Our Lady’s and have developed and embraced strategies that we believe support all students to become successful mathematicians.

Prep – Year 2

In the Early Years, our program focuses on developing a solid understanding of basic mathematics skills outlined in the Victorian Curriculum in the key areas of Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. As with literacy, a variety of approaches is used to teach students at their point of need with an emphasis on hands-on activities that develop underlying mathematical concepts. For example, the use of Numicon, a tactile resource that helps students bridge the gap between counting and calculating, is regularly incorporated in mathematics lessons.

Years 3 – 6

In years 3 to 6 students are given a broad range of maths experiences, which are linked wherever possible to the use of maths in real life. Students further develop their skills in understanding, fluency, problem solving and reasoning, to allow them to interpret and solve problems of increasing complexity. A variety of strategies and resources continues to be used to support their learning.