The Australian Mathematics Curriculum (ACARA) aims to ensure that students:
are confident, creative users and communicators of mathematics, able to investigate, represent and interpret situations in their personal and work lives and as active citizens
develop increasingly sophisticated understanding of mathematical concepts and fluency with processes, able to pose and solve problems and reason in number and algebra; measurement and geometry; statistics and probability
recognise connections between the areas of mathematics and other disciplines and appreciate mathematics as an accessible and enjoyable discipline to study.
These aims support the learning outcomes of the International Baccalaureate mathematics programs. The aims prepare students for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma by:
producing a working knowledge of mathematical concepts across varying topics in mathematics in order to solve concrete mathematical problems
enabling a student to choose appropriate mathematical model/s to assist in solving real life dilemma
using mathematics to clarify, confirm, and adjust understanding of modern society
extending the use of concrete knowledge of mathematical procedures in order to begin to solve abstract and unfamiliar mathematical problems.
Students will choose either Advanced or Standard Mathematics. Students wishing to undertake Analysis and Approaches SL or HL for the Diploma in Years 11 and 12 must complete Advanced Mathematics during Pre-IB in Year 10.