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The study of mathematics is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10. 

By studying mathematics, students learn to work mathematically – developing fluency, understanding, problem-solving, reasoning and communication skills.

The syllabus consists of the following strands:

  • number and algebra
  • measurement and geometry
  • statistics and probability.

Together with the processes of working mathematically: communicating, problem solving, reasoning, understanding and fluency; the study of mathematics provides students the opportunities to enjoy and appreciate the value of mathematics and to develop the mathematical skills necessary to prepare them for the higher level courses in Years 11 and 12 in order to develop the tools they need for future educational and career options.

In Years 11 and 12, the study of mathematics is optional. Courses offered include:

  • Mathematics Extension 2 (Year 12 only)
  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Mathematics Advanced
  • Mathematics Standard 2
  • Mathematics Standard 1 (Optional HSC examination)
  • Numeracy CEC Pilot

Bomaderry High School calculator policy: school calculator (PDF 367KB) policy. 

Stage 5 Mathematics In Trade Pathway

In 2020, Bomaderry High School is offering the Mathematics in Trade” Pathway as part of our Stage 5 Mathematics curriculum to students wanting to pursue a career as a tradesman or tradeswoman when they leave school.

The students who study “Mathematics in Trade” could benefit themselves when preparing for an apprenticeship entry assessment, and/or improve their mathematics, numeracy and financial literacy skills in Stage 5. Successful students of this pathway are able to achieve the learning outcomes of NSW K–10 Mathematics Syllabus towards their RoSA (Record of School Achievement), Australian Core Skilled Framework (Level 3 and 4), and essential financial literacy and small business management skills. 

The content in this pathway is aimed at the level that is needed for students to have the best possibility of improving their mathematics and numeracy skills specifically for trades. Students of “Mathematics in Trade” are able to apply their mathematics and numeracy knowledge and skills in a real-world context. Students who have achieved all the pathway outcomes will be receiving a Pathway completion certificate which can be used as an additional qualification to enter the workforce.

“Mathematics in Trade” pathway requires students to complete a number of projects, which allow them to learn mathematics in practical terms that will benefit in their future careers. For more information about the Stage 5 Mathematics in Trade” Pathway, please contact Mrs Brewitt.

Numeracy Stage 6 CEC 2019 Pilot

In 2019, Bomaderry High School took part in the new Numeracy Stage 6 Content Endorsed Course 2019 Pilot, as part of the NSW Government’s New Mathematics Strategy (a link to the media release is provided below) to improve participation and performance in mathematics by students in NSW.  This course focuses on the development and consolidation of core numeracy skills through authentic learning scenarios such as budgeting, account keeping, and a range of real-life activities requiring numeracy.  Students who are functionally numerate, are better able to manage and solve problems in everyday contexts. This course enables students to become active and successful participants in society and prepares them for post-school options including employment or further training.

Media Release: Premier Strengthens Maths in Schools