The West Australian Curriculum: Mathematics is organised around the interaction of three content
strands and four proficiency strands.
The content strands are Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics
and Probability. They describe what is to be taught and learnt.
The proficiency strands are Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving, and Reasoning. They
describe how content is explored or developed, that is, the thinking and doing of mathematics.
They provide the language to build in the developmental aspects of the learning of mathematics
and have been incorporated into the content descriptions of the three content strands
described above. This approach has been adopted to ensure students’ proficiency in
mathematical skills develops throughout the curriculum and becomes increasingly
sophisticated over the years of schooling.
The West Australian Curriculum: Mathematics aims to ensure that students:
- are confident, creative users and communicators of mathematics, able to investigate,
represent and interpret situations in their personal and work lives and as active citizens
- develop an increasingly sophisticated understanding of mathematical concepts and fluency
with processes, and are able to pose and solve problems and reason in Number and Algebra,
Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability
- recognise connections between the areas of mathematics and other disciplines and appreciate mathematics as an accessible and enjoyable discipline to study.
At Wattle Grove, students engage in learning experiences that develop their mathematical skills and knowledge. These experiences include valuable, practical and engaging strategies that help them develop into self-motivated problem solvers. A coordinated and planned approach to numeracy learning provides a direction in planning for improvement.