The Year 7 and 8 mathematics program is structured around the four proficiencies of effective maths learning and teaching. The four proficiencies, understanding, fluency, problem solving and reasoning are covered in lessons across the week. Once a week all students are divided into small classes with the support of two extra staff to focus on key mathematical misconceptions and skill building. Lessons are constructed to include exploration, problem solving and opportunities to discuss their thinking in mathematics. This program was designed and trialed in 2016 and has been fully implemented in 2017. It has been informed by evidence based research and will be evaluated throughout the year to ascertain its effectiveness. The extra teaching
resource is possible through equity funding which is reviewed each year based on our annual budget. Student progress is measured through teacher judgement and On demand testing.