At Deans Marsh Primary School we offer a comprehensive program which aims to provide students with a strong grounding in mathematical skills, strategies and understandings. Our aim is to support students in becoming numerate and use mathematics effectively so they can successfully participate at school, at home and in the wider community.
Problem Solving is a whole school focus. Students regularly participate in a wide range of mathematical investigations that encourage them to read problems carefully, locate key words and use thinking and reasoning strategies to find solutions. Problem solving strategies are explicitly taught and our students are able to explain the methods they use throughout their investigations.
The school ensures each class dedicates at least one hour to Numeracy every day. Mathematics is taught through the dimensions of Number and Algebra; Measurement and Geometry; Statistics and Probability.
Teachers provide engaging "hands on" tasks and games that take into account students' ability levels and interests. The activities are usually based on real life experiences so students can see a purpose for learning and make relevant connections to their everyday lives. Teachers strive to make Mathematics a fun and positive experience.