Numeracy and mathematical literacy are both fundamental life skill that require practice and patience. The study of mathematics is a vital component in the understanding of many other disciplines, and at St. Brigid’s College we aim to instil in our students an appreciation for the power of mathematics.

Mathematics at St. Brigid’s College aims to:

  • Develop students capable of managing their own learning.
  • Encourage students to look at mistakes made as an opportunity for making improvements, and whom develop a growth mindset when it comes to approaching problems that may appear challenging.
  • “Encompass the knowledge, skills, behaviours and dispositions that students need to use mathematics in a wide range of situations”. (ACARA: General Capabilities, Numeracy)
  • Enhance student’s skill proficiencies in the core areas of Number and Algebra; Measurement and Geometry; and Statistics and Probability.

With Mathematics at St. Brigid’s, students have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in Math’s Club on Monday for extra assistance, or extension work.
  • Participate in a range of courses, in order to cater for a wide range of abilities, acknowledging the diversity of leaders.
  • Participate in competitions such as the Australian Mathematics Competition and the Have Sum Fun Competition.

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