Mathematics at Abbotsford Primary School is taught in every classroom for a minimum of five hours a week in the languages of Chinese and English. Like our Literacy approach, our teaching and learning strategies are researched informed. Each teacher ensures that a clear whole class focus (for example: ‘Multiplying two-digit numbers’) is explicitly taught to all. Students use a range of 'hands on' materials to support their mastery of mental strategies. Students work on tasks that are designed to extend their individual abilities by undertaking real life open-ended tasks.
Students reflect on their learning throughout and at the conclusion of a session. This provides students the opportunity to articulate their learning to their peers, reinforcing the skills and strategies they are developing. We encourage parents to communicate with the teachers so that parents can follow the strategies taught in the classroom at home.