Maths

Students at Hudson Park Primary School learn mathematical skills and knowledge so they can become problem solvers and critical thinkers in the real world. The proficiencies of Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning are fundamentally embedded when working mathematically across all three strands: Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability.  

When teaching mathematics at Hudson Primary school, all teachers will:

  • Have high expectations of all students and believe that every student can achieve success in Mathematics
  • Acknowledge individual differences in student ability in Mathematics and differentiate the teaching and learning programs accordingly
  • Link new ideas and concepts to previous learning by identifiable similarities
  • Utilise an explicit structure that is carefully paced and uses a gradual release of control method – I do (modelling), we do, you do
  • Explicitly teach the learning intention and success criteria so that students understand what the information means and why it is important
  • Use a range of strategies that embed learning into long term memory, which includes ongoing practice through daily reviews
  • Use multiple modalities, including concrete materials when introducing and modelling new concepts 
  • Structure problem solving activities to enable students to draw on information stored in their long-term memory to minimize cognitive overload on short term memory
  • Encourage students to demonstrate their process to ‘working out’
  • Provide time for students to reflect on their learning in a plenary
  • Provide effective and timely feedback at process, effort, and achievement level
  • Constantly reflect on the impact of their teaching, evaluate data, and make adjustments to optimise student success.