Mathematics

Numeracy plays a pivotal role in many aspects of our daily lives. At St Francis Xavier School the curriculum focuses on developing mathematical understanding, fluency, logical reasoning, analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.


Mathematics learning and teaching involves developing skills in the following areas:

  • Number and Algebra
  • Measurement and Geometry
  • Statistics and Probability
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The Mathematics curriculum aims to ensure that students:

  • develop useful mathematical and numeracy skills for everyday life, work and as active and critical citizens in a technological world
  • see connections and apply mathematical concepts, skills and processes to pose and solve problems in mathematics and in other disciplines and contexts
  • acquire specialist knowledge and skills in mathematics that provide for further study in the discipline
  • appreciate Mathematics as a discipline – its history, ideas, problems and applications, aesthetics and philosophy.

(from Victorian Curriculum - Mathematics, https://victoriancurriculum.vcaa.vic.edu.au/mathematics/introduction/rationale-and-aims. Accessed: 5/8/2019)