Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.
A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
Mathematics equips students with a powerful set of tools to understand and change the world. It breaks down cultural and international barriers and is a global language, essential in everyday life and all aspects of employment. To this end, the Mathematics Learning Area nurtures a love of mathematics as a creative challenge while developing the skills of logical reasoning, sophisticated problem solving and the ability to think in abstract ways.
In mathematics students learn through a wide range of practical activities in a technologically rich environment. They develop the confidence to solve unfamiliar problems and discover the importance of mathematics and its application in the world around them.