At Beaconsfield Primary School our focus is on developing a Relational Understanding of mathematics (knowing the ‘why’), rather than focusing on just an instructional understanding (knowing the ‘how’). We believe this is the best way for students to develop a well-rounded sense of numbers.
The Western Australian Mathematics Curriculum 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.