At Orrvale Primary School we encourage our students to believe that there is a mathematician in all of us.
As mathematicians we:
- value engaging and challenging mathematics with an emphasis on embracing mistakes and solving problems together.
- provide experiences before explanation to explore our learning.
- consolidate our understanding by making connections to the real world through relevant, open ended and rich tasks
Encouraging students to problem solve and reason to improve mathematical understanding and fluency.
- Mathematical Game
- Rich Task
- Challenging Task
- Problem Solving Task
The Proficiencies of Mathematics
The Victorian Curriculum: Mathematics identifies a reciprocal relationship between learning in mathematics and numeracy. This relationship is demonstrated in learning environments through the proficiencies.
There are four proficiencies of Mathematics: understanding, fluency, problem-solving and reasoning.
For additional information see Learning in Mathematics in the Victorian Curriculum.