Mathematics provides both a framework for thinking and a means of symbolic communication that is powerful, logical, concise and unambiguous, and a way in which people can understand and manage their environment.
At Wadhurst we aim for students to understand the power of mathematical reasoning and how mathematical thinking, techniques and strategies provide tools for the continuing exploration of ideas and problem solving. Students also learn that the study of Mathematics develops numeracy capabilities that all people need in their personal, work and civic life, and provides the fundamentals on which mathematical specialties and professional applications of mathematics are built.
Year 8 Mathematics classes are streamed to cater for the different mathematical abilities of students, based on their performance during Year 7. (Students may move between the streams, dependent on their results). In both streams, students follow the same curriculum content with the more capable students taking these mathematical concepts to a higher level of understanding.