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Mathematics and Digital Technologies

Head of Department: Alister Gehrmann

Email: agehr9@eq.edu.au

MATHEMATICS
Mathematics is a powerful and dynamic discipline that has evolved within and across cultures. Our aim is to make Mathematics an enjoyable and rewarding academic adventure by providing learning experiences that stimulate and inspire students to engage and achieve, through a problem solving focus that integrates technology in a range of practical contexts.
 
Subject Information
Years 7 - 10
All students must take Mathematics as one of their five core subjects. There is a summit class in each year level. The other class groupings have students of varying levels and teachers differentiate their teaching to cater for all learning styles and the individual students' needs. As their progress is assessed there may be movement between classes over the four years.
Years 11 and 12
Authority subjects - Mathematics A, Mathematics B, Mathematics C. Please note it is not possible to study Mathematics C without also studying Mathematics B.
Non-Authority Subjects –Prevocational Mathematics
More information on subjects can be found in the Year level subject handbooks in the Enrolment section. 
Special Programs
  • Junior Summit Mathematics class - Year 7 - 9 students are challenged and extended with a range of enrichment activities designed to further stimulate their interest in Mathematics.
  • Year 10 Extension Mathematics- Designed for students wanting to pursue Mathematics B and Mathematics C in Senior. This course extends and challenges students above the general ACARA Mathematics curriculum
  • Short Course in Numeracy - an alternative pathway for Year 10 students, this Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority approved course is the minimum acceptable standard required for numeracy qualification in the Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). Successful completion allows for not enrolling in Mathematics in Years 11 and 12.
  • Tutoring is held every Tuesday afternoon to give further assistance to students across all year levels.
 
 Recent Achievements
  • 98% of students achieving at or above the National Minimum Standard in NAPLAN testing.
  • 2016 100% year 12 achieved their numeracy award
  • 2016 100% year 12 pass Maths A and Maths B
Events and Activities
  • Australian Mathematics Competition
  • Year 8 Australian Problem Solving Mathematics Olympiads
  • Year 7, 9 QAMT Enrichment Day
  • Year 8 MathsCraft Enrichment Day