MATHEMATICS AT KU-RING-GAI HIGH SCHOOL
The Mathematics faculty at Ku-ring-gai High School is a modern and progressive faculty with a focus on teaching and learning.
The faculty embraces new technologies and ideas, taking a future-focused learning approach which caters to individual strengths and interests. Members of the faculty communicate, work as a team and are committed to providing ambitious young mathematics students with a well-rounded foundation and knowledge of mathematics.
In the classroom students are encouraged to work to their ability, take responsibility for completing set work and bring appropriate equipment. Classrooms are equipped with projectors, smartboards and Wi-Fi facilitating the delivery of mathematics in the 21st century.
Mathematics is the search for patterns and relationships. In utilising acquired knowledge and skills, this search leads to the development of concepts and generalisations, which can be applied in finding solutions to problems, improving our understanding of the world around us and meeting the specific needs of people.
The study of Mathematics develops a way of thinking, characterised by processes such as exploring, manipulating, discovering, ordering, classifying, generalising, abstracting, estimating,
The syllabus consists of the following strands:
- number and algebra
- measurement and geometry
- statistics and probability.
The study of mathematics is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.
In Years 9 and 10, courses offered include:
In Years 11 and 12, the study of mathematics is optional. Courses offered include:
- Mathematics Advanced (from 2019)
- Mathematics Extension 1
- Mathematics Extension 2
- Mathematics Standard 1
- Mathematics Standard 2.
The Australian Mathematics Competition (AMT)
The school-based competition is suitable for students from lower primary to upper secondary. Entrants in years 7–12 have 75 minutes to solve complex problems.
The problems get more challenging as the competition progresses, so students of all abilities will be challenged and inspired.