Mathematics

Mathematics is the science that deals with numeracy, patterns, logic and order.

The outcomes covered in the Australian Curriculum of Mathematics are Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability.

Students in Mount Barker Community College are placed in equal ability Mathematics classes as early as Year 7 with a rich focus on advancing our top students through the Australian Curriculum. We believe that every child can achieve success in Mathematics no matter what pathway they are in.

We encourage students at MBCC to be their best at all times. Extra support is available at lunchtimes as well as before and after school sessions several times a week. Further help is also available through MyMaths, which is an online, self-paced program for students in all years and at all levels.

Each year many students in years 7 – 10 participate in the Australian Mathematics Competition. This is a high level problem solving competition. In recent years a number of students have been invited to participate in state and national programs as a result of their achievement in this competition, and we look forward to that continuing in future.

We look forward to one day making a difference and improving your child’s mathematical knowledge and achievement here at Mount Barker Community College.

Curriculum Leader Mathematics – Alistair McNeil