Our Numeracy program strives to develop students who question, estimate and investigate within a variety of real life mathematical contexts. We endeavour to help all of our students to become confident and competent mathematical thinkers, equipped for life beyond the classroom.
At St Francis Xavier, teachers:
- use a variety of assessment tools to inform teaching and learning.
- plan small focused teaching groups, independent work and group activities appropriate to the students’ needs.
- analyse data from assessments in order to track the growth of students’ knowledge and skills.
- endeavour to create a classroom environment where students feel confident to co-operate, communicate, inquire and take risks as they are learning.
At St Francis Xavier, students:
- are engaged in teacher groups catered to the learning needs of each group.
- are involved in independent learning activities that reinforce and complement the work taught in the small group teaching sessions.
- are encouraged to articulate strategies used to solve problems, and evaluate strategies.
- have access to a wide range of appropriate and contemporary resources, including interactive whiteboards and laptops.
- have opportunities to experience success by being members of a community that fosters investigators, risk-takers and decision-makers.