# Year 9 | Mathematics

**All students having completed Year 8 mathematics have satisfied the requirements. All students must undertake Mathematics for the full year. Individual differences are accommodated through three different programs: Accelerated, Mainstream and Extension.**

## Year 9 | Mathematics

**OVERVIEW**

The content covers the following strands:

Number and Algebra

Measurement and Geometry

Statistics and Probability

Students are required to learn, practise and apply mathematical algorithms, routines and techniques. The use of technology (CAS calculator and laptop) is incorporated into the course. This allows the students to solve more complex questions and grasp a better understanding of skills required. Students engage in activities which develop:

knowledge of facts and technical skills

depth of conceptual understanding

ability to communicate using clear and precise mathematical language

ability to tackle non-routine problems in an organised and systematic way

ability to apply what has been learned to solve real problems

ability to conduct investigations using mathematics

logical reasoning and understanding of proof at the appropriate level of sophistication

practical ability in measuring, estimating and making sensible use of calculators and computers.

**Assessment**

Assessment is based on facts, skills, problem solving and application tasks. There is continual assessment throughout the year with reports issued at mid year and the end of the year. Examinations in Mathematics are conducted in June and November.

In semester 2 of Year 9, students who have excelled in Mainstream Mathematics during semester 1 will be invited to undertake Extension Maths.

## Year 9 | Extension Mathematics

**OVERVIEW**

This unit continues with the outline given for Year 9 Mathematics but is taught at a more comprehensive and detailed level. Additional topics within the Year 9 course outline are taught to extend and challenge the more able students.

**assessment**

Assessment is based on facts, skills, tests, problem solving and application tasks. There is continual assessment throughout the year with reports issued at mid year and the end of the year. Examinations in Mathematics are conducted in June and November.

**Pathways**

Students who successfully complete this subject in Year 9 may elect to study Year 10 Mathematics A.

## Year 9 | Accelerated Mathematics

**OVERVIEW**

Year 9 Accelerated Mathematics is offered, by invitation only, to a select group of highly capable students towards the end of Year 8.

This course compresses all the Year 9 Mathematics and Year 10 Mathematics A into one year. It is a fast paced course for highly able students only.

**PREREQUISITES**

By invitation only.

**PATHWAYS**

Assessment is based on facts, skills, tests, problem solving and application tasks. There is continual assessment throughout the year with reports issued at mid year and the end of the year. Examinations in Mathematics are conducted in June and November.

**Pathways**

Students who successfully complete this subject in Year 9 may elect to study a Year 11 mathematics pathway in year 10.