Mathematics

Lalor East Primary School has a strong focus on the use of the proficiency strands of fluency, understanding, problem-solving and reasoning to scaffold students’ understanding in mathematics.

Students are exposed to concepts from the three strands of Mathematics:

· Number & Algebra
· Measurement & Geometry
· Statistics and Probability

Our main aim across all year levels is to present a mathematics program with the following:

· Meaningful context through real life scenarios
· Develop Mathematical skills to problem solve
· Explicit teaching of new concepts
· Use games to build fluency
· Target students’ individual needs
· Use visuals and hands on materials to support their learning
· Continuous assessment to monitor students’ learning
· Provide opportunities for open ended problems to challenge students’ thinking