In Maths classes at Cranbourne Secondary College every attempt is made, where possible, to link mathematical concepts to real world applications. Students are encouraged to present work clearly and logically through skills and practice exercises in class. They also complete a number of problem solving tasks in our dedicated Numeracy room and then reflect on the methods used in attaining the solution.
Term 1 has seen the implementation of our new curriculum extended to now include the Year 7 through to Year 9 student cohorts. This new learning architecture is focused on engaging all students with the classroom work by providing a range of learning opportunities, including more collaborative work where students are able to learn from their peers and a more hands-on oriented curriculum with a focus on the maths being applicable to the real world. Students are then able to display their understanding of the topic of work through the tiered summative assessment task (CAT) administered at the end of each term.
Our senior maths classes are also up and running for 2019. At Year 10 students have selected the level of Maths that best caters to their abilities and also suits their potential career paths. At VCE students are readily preparing for their first round of Student Assessed Coursework (SAC) and VCAL students are being taught the fundamental numeracy skills that are essential for the workforce.
Term 2 will be a busy period as our Year 7 and Year 9 classes prepare for the upcoming NAPLAN assessments (May 14th to May 24th). With the introduction of NAPLAN online at Cranbourne in 2019 it is essential that all students bring their netbook to every lesson as these will be used consistently in the build up to the tests and also to support the learning throughout the year.
Congratulations to all students for their efforts demonstrated so far and we look forward to seeing more excellent work as the year progresses.