## Subject offerings

The Mathematics Department offers a spiralling curriculum to cater for all levels of mathematical ability.

All work programs are QCAA accredited. In summary, the courses offered are outlined below:

Year 7 Mathematics

Year 8 Mathematics - General and Extension

Year 9 Mathematics - General and Extension

Year 10 - Year 10 Preparatory General Maths in preparation for Years 11/12 General Maths

Year 10 - Mathematical Methods - in preparation for Years 11/12 Mathematics Methods

Year 10 - Preparatory Specialist Maths - in preparation for Years 11/12 Specialist Maths

Years 11/12 - Essential Maths, General Maths, Mathematical methods, Specialist Maths

## Use of technology

Students who study Specialist Maths will need to purchase a graphics calculator, as it is required to complete classwork, assignments and exams. Currently the school uses the TI-84+CE Graphics calculator. Students are also being exposed to mathematical applications via such programs as Excel, Graphmatica and LoggerPro.

## Tutorials

The Mathematics Department offers free tutorials at the following times:

Thursday from 1.40 to 3.00pm for Years 11/12 students in the Resource Centre;

Thursday from 3.00 to 4.00 pm for all year levels in C Block.

The aim is to help students with classwork and assignments. It should be emphasised that these tutorials are not just for students experiencing difficulty with their classwork. Many of our top students take advantage of this time to get additional support.

## Enrichment Programs

Each year, we have a number of students who have shown outstanding ability in Mathematics. Our school aims to support enrichment opportunities through numerous processes - differentiated curriculum, accelerated placement (if appropriate), extended project based learning.

These may include:

Extension Mathematics classes in Years 8, 9 and 10;

- International, National and local competitions.

## Contact Details

Head of Department - Mathematics - Justin Wilkie

Telephone - 5440 4248

Email - jwilk92@eq.edu.au