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Mathematics

 

​In any one week at Benowa State High School, some 65 classes will be studying from a full range of Mathematics courses across various ability levels. Students range in age from year 8 (thirteen year olds) through to year 12 (university preparation).

We aim to provide opportunities for students to develop their talents within a nurturing environment.

Students can develop:

  • a capacity to interpret and analyse information presented in a variety of forms
  • the ability to make judgments based on evidence and reasoning
  • a capacity to justify and communicate results in a variety of forms
  • knowledge and skills of computation, estimation and measurement
  • strategies for mathematical modelling and problem-solving.

In years 8 and 9 classes are mostly flexibly grouped so that students can be taught at a level commensurate with their ability. Also in years 10, 11 and 12 we offer courses that cater for the major ability levels.

  • Mathematics A (intermediate level)
  • Mathematics B
  • Mathematics C (advanced level)
  • Prevocational Mathematics (trade oriented)

Our programs incorporate technology through the use of scientific calculators, graphics calculators, and computer software in the form of spread sheeting, word processing, function analysis, statistical analysis and the internet.

Assessment usually takes the form of one major test per term and at least one assignment or investigation per semester. (A term is usually a 10 week period while a semester is approximately of 20 weeks duration).

Compared with other schools in Queensland, students participating in our programs have had a long history of excellent achievement in our academic programs as well as in several national and international mathematics competitions.