Chillingham Public School

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Mathematics

The study of mathematics is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10. 

By studying mathematics, students develop knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical concepts and their use within the classroom and beyond.

The syllabus consists of the following strands:

  • number and algebra
  • measurement and geometry
  • statistics and probability.

Student self-assessments

I  Can....

During Maths lessons, it’s quite common to hear excited students call out “I’m green! I’m green! I’ve got it!” No, it’s not a fatal disease, but a statement of their learning.

Our students monitor their learning during lessons by referring to which traffic light best describes them at that point in time. “I’m green” means I can do this and I’m ready to try something new. “I’m amber” means I’m getting there, but I still need a bit more practice. “I’m red” means I need help! I don’t get it yet.

Students colour-code their classwork with green, amber or red circles to describe their assessment of their learning.

K/1/2 making 100

This is just one example of students working in the number and algebra strand of the syllabus. This activity lends itself to many construction varitions:

  • counting 1-100 forward number sequence and backwards sequence
  • skip counting by 10 on and off the decade
  • counting by odd or even sequences,  to name a few.
As students become more confident they love to go 'against the clock' and try to beat their times!