Mathematics pervades all aspects of our lives - as citizens, in our homes and in the workplace. It has applications in all human activities, crossing cultural and linguistic boundaries to provide a universal way of solving problems in such diverse areas as science and engineering, business and finance, technology, arts and crafts and many everyday activities. Competence in mathematics is integral to successful participation in modern society.
Through learning mathematics in school, students will: -
- demonstrate useful mathematical and numeracy skills for successful general employment and functioning in society
- solve practical problems with mathematics, especially industry and work-based problems
- develop specialist knowledge in maths that provides for further study in the discipline
- see mathematical connections and be able to apply mathematical concepts, skills and processes in posing and solving mathematical problems
- be confident in one's personal knowledge of mathematics, to feel able both to apply it and to acquire new knowledge and skills when needed
- be empowered through knowledge of mathematics as a numerate citizen, able to apply this knowledge critically in societal and political contexts
- develop an understanding of the role of mathematics in life, society and work; the role of maths in history; and maths as a discipline – its big ideas, history, aesthetics & philosophy.