The aim of the Mathematics Department at Oakhill College is to promote each student’s understanding and appreciation of the subject.
In Stage 4, students study a wide range of topic areas including Measurement, Algebra, Number, Data, Space and Geometry.
In Years 9 and 10, students undertake 5.3, 5.2, or 5.1. These strands cater for students of different mathematical abilities and help prepare them for the appropriate Stage 6 courses.
Students in Years 11 and 12 can elect to study General Mathematics, Mathematics, Mathematics Extension 1 and Mathematics Extension 2.
Technology and computers continue to be an integral part of the Mathematics Curriculum. Students have regular access to computer labs, using different software programs that enhance their understanding and learning. Graphics calculators are also frequently used in class at all stages. General Mathematics students are required to purchase a graphics calculator.
The Special Education Policy of the Department aims to provide a broad education which will challenge the creativity, initiative and ability of our Gifted and Telented students, as well as providing an integrated programme for students with specific learning disabilities and difficulties.
Talented students are also encouraged through participation in:
- Australian Problem Solving Mathematics Olympiad (APSMO);
- The Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC);
- the Australian Mathematics Challenge Programme;
- The Australian mathematics Enrichment Programme.