Mathematics

At Wales Street Primary School, we believe that Mathematics provides a way of explaining and analysing the world around us. During the primary years, we aim to provide students with a deep understanding of mathematical concepts while developing fluency applying basic skills in a range of situations, including problem solving tasks. Teachers try to nurture an appreciation of the role of mathematics in driving technological change and the role it has in daily life. Students are encouraged to apply their mathematical knowledge and skills as lifelong learners.


Resources for supporting your child's mathematical skill development at home:


Mathletics

http://www.mathletics.com.au/

Mathletics is a tool that is regularly used by teachers at Wales Street Primary School. Your child can participate in 'Live Mathletics' which encourages skill fluency, complete tasks set by the classroom teacher or consolidate their own learning by choosing lessons that they would like to complete.


Dice Games

http://www.curriculumsupport.education.nsw.gov.au/primary/mathematics/assets/pdf/moreactivities/dice.pdf

These dice games are a fun way of developing efficient numeracy strategies and focus particularly on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They are short games that can be played almost anywhere.


Card Games

http://www.curriculumsupport.education.nsw.gov.au/primary/mathematics/assets/pdf/moreactivities/cards.pdf

These card games are another quick and easy way of practicing addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 


201 Literacy and Maths activities to help your child at home

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/parents/involve/Pages/literacynum.aspx

This document provides suggestions from the education department about how you can help your child at home.