The study of mathematics is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10.
At Cabramatta High School, the Mathematics faculty has highly experienced and dedicated staff who are committed to providing all students with a quality education in this important subject area, with a focus on providing students with skills and knowledge to succeed in the future.
The Mathematics Faculty caters for a wide range of abilities, from students who are identified as High Potential and Gifted (HPG) to students who need additional support (Learning Support).
By studying mathematics, students develop knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical concepts and their use within the classroom and beyond.
The syllabus consists of the following strands:
- number and algebra
- measurement and geometry
- statistics and probability.
Mathematics courses aim to create confidence and enjoyment in doing mathematical activities. Students develop an awareness of how mathematics can be used to solve problems in everyday life. They also learn of its contribution to the development of society.
Mathematics courses also aim to develop knowledge, skills and understanding in the following areas
- logical, flexible, fluent and original thinking
- computation and problem solving skills
- appropriate language for the effective communication of mathematical ideas and experiences
- an ability to recognise mathematical patterns and relationships;
- a variety of methods for calculation
- an awareness of the basic structure of mathematics by an appreciation of the nature and inter-relationship of various strands of mathematics.
There are several pathways students can achieve in mathematics. For further information about the course and faculty policy documents, please contact the school.
- Year 7/8 Mathematics
- Year 9 5.2/5.1 Mathematics
- Year 9 5.3 Mathematics
- Year 10 5.2/5.1 Mathematics
- Year 10 5.3 MathematicIs
In Year 11 and 12, the study of mathematics is optional. Courses offered include:
- Mathematics Advanced
- Mathematics Extension 1
- Mathematics Extension 2
- Mathematics Standard 1
- Mathematics Standard 2
- Numeracy (Content Endorsed Course)
Acceleration pathway provides opportunities for talented students to be accelerated in mathematics and learn at a higher level. Talented students in mathematics will be selected and offered an accelerated pathway in years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. They will be given intensive tuition at a higher level. Students in year 11 will complete the HSC Mathematics Advanced and Extension 1 course. Accelerated students have regularly achieved band 6 level (greater than 90%) at the HSC.
Year 6 Advanced Mathematics Program
On Tuesday afternoons, 4 students from each of our feeder primary schools attend lessons at Cabramatta High School to further develop their interest in mathematics. Content from this program is linked to the Stage 4 content.
Cabramatta High School students are provided with opportunities to complete in various mathematics competitions throughtout the year. These competitions allow students to complete against others around Australia and the world.
Currently, Cabramatta High School students can compete in
- The Australian Mathematics Competition
- The Mathematics Olympiad
- The ICAS Mathematics Competition
Faculty Members 2023
Mr D Hie (Head Teacher)
Mr S Befekadu
Mrs L Cai
Mr P Chau
Ms A Cladouhos
Miss P Constantinidis
Ms L Kumar
Mr B Ly
Mr D Nguyen
Miss H Nguyen
Miss J Nguyen
Mr T Nguyen
Miss S Pham
Miss J Tien
Ms H Wang