Our Numeracy program develops 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 skill.
- 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 ‘focus groups’ with the teacher targeting the next steps in learning for each student
- are involved in independent learning activities that reinforce and complement the work taught in ‘focus groups’
- are encouraged to articulate strategies used to solve problems and evaluate them
- 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 investigating, risk-taking and decision-making.