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Mathematics

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Overview

Mathematics is one of the true universal languages of the world and is critical for success in life. Maths helps us with everyday activities such as shopping, preparing food, time planning and playing sport, and is applied to solve the greatest planning, creative and technical challenges facing people, societies and the natural world. The mathematics theory and problem-solving skills learned through a differentiated and engaging maths program at Yeronga SHS help our students tackle problems far into the future and open their eyes to experience the world around them on a much more interesting and insightful level. 


Maths classrooms at Yeronga SHS are 'hands on' learning environments where strong numeracy foundations are lain and students can reach their full potential. To achieve this, the YSHS mathematics department strategically targets our efforts and resources across the Junior and Secondary programs, including:

Junior and Middle School (Years 7 to 9)

  • Differentiated curriculum, to ensure all students can actively engage and achieve
  • Foundational and accelerated numeracy support classes
  • Manipulatives and concrete materials for laying practical foundations
  • Creative Movement in Maths sessions
  • Education through Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Application of real world S.T.E.M. projects
  • Problem-solving using the universal Polya framework
  • Specialist numeracy teacher aids


Middle School (Year 10)

  • Year 10 pathway subjects tailored to prepare students for Year 11 & 12
    • Core maths
    • 10A maths
    • Mathematics elective for Year 10 students with a bright maths future


Senior School (Year 11 and 12)

  • Year 11 & 12 subjects: specialist, methods, general, essential
  • Contextualized maths through certificate courses
  • Small class numbers
  • Specialist teachers and numeracy teacher aides
  • Weekly homework club and tutorial sessions



Extracurricular activities

  • Pi Day
  • Numeracy week
  • The Amazing Race
  • Year 7/8 QAMT maths quiz
  • AMC maths challenge
  • UQ experience
  • Impact program
  • Exception learners program

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Last reviewed 01 November 2019
Last updated 01 November 2019