Monbulk is dedicated to providing a Mathematics curriculum that promotes excellence at all times.
All students are encouraged to participate in the Australian Mathematics Competition; a written competition which involves students throughout Australasia. Monbulk College has gained excellent results in this competition with students scoring in the 100th percentile or high distinction level every year.
The College is also very proud of its partnership with the CSIRO and the Mathematicians In School’s Program. This national program supports long-term, professional partnerships between practising mathematicians and teachers across Australia.
Mathematics (7 – 10)
Our mighty Monbulk Mathematicians study the following dimensions:
- Measurement, Chance and Data
- Working Mathematically
From nets that fold to form a cube with the added dilemma of an average, to equilateral triangles divided into smaller triangles using various ratios, the students apply their mathematical skills with gusto!
The curriculum is differentiated to provide support and extension through a range of activities tailored to the students’ abilities. This may involve completing standard questions, problem solving activities or project work based upon a theme. Students are encouraged to practice their arithmetic skills through the use of Mathletics both at the College and as part of their ongoing homework program. Students complete weekly MathsMate homework sheets along with other tasks to reinforce all dimensions.
As part of this curriculum the College runs the Monbulk Maths Masters. This program is an accelerated and enriched maths course aimed for students who demonstrate high mathematical academic skill beyond the current year level. Students are identified and invited to join the program based upon their academic success in a number of assessed tasks (exterior testing for example).