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Head of Department – Phil Freeman 

Philosophy and Objectives of the Mathematics Department

The purpose of Craigslea SHS as a safe, tolerant and disciplined school is to meet the individual needs of our diverse student population including local, ESL, and International, whilst pursuing high levels of educational attainment.

  • Integrating an academic approach with the modern classroom;
  • Develop confidence in the subject and to inspire the inquisitive mind;
  • Develop a disciplined approach to problem solving i.e. a strategic plan;
  • Develop organizational skills in the subject;
  • Acquire technological skills that complement the mathematical skills
  • Provide a range of learning experiences to suit the individual needs of students
  • Give all students the opportunity to obtain at least a Sound Achievement in Junior Mathematics
  • Provide a range of skills to meet the demands across the curricula
  • Develop communication skills
  • Provide basic mathematical skills in order to equip students for society’s demands
  • Fostering in students a sense of belonging and an awareness of their rights as citizens in a global community.
  • Creating and maintaining a multi-cultural campus where students from different cultures are valued and accepted.


Time Allocation

The time allocated to Mathematics for year 8-12 is 210 minutes of instruction time a week. This differs for year 7 where 245 minutes is allocated per week to Mathematics.


  • May – Mathematics Team Challenge
  • August – Australian Mathematics Competition


Course Support and Tutorial

  • Ongoing – Mathletics
  • Thursday Afternoons 3:10 PM – 4:10 PM – All year levels welcome for Mathematics Support/Tutorial


Middle Schooling Mathematics Sequence

It is the philosophy of this Mathematics Department that students who are successful be given maximum exposure to ‘accelerated’ - extension work in preparation for Maths B and C.

  Years 7 to 10

Year 7 Mathematics Year Level Plan

Year 7 Mathematics Brochure


Year 8 Mathematics Year Level Plan


Year 9 Mathematics Year Level Plan



 Year 10 Mathematics Standard Year Level Plan

Year 10 Mathematics Extension Year Level Plan


 Year 11



Year 12