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Eatons Hill State School has a comprehensive Mathematics program that focuses on the effective delivery of the Australian Mathematics Curriculum. Students are provided with the essential mathematical skills and knowledge in number and algebra, measurement and geometry, and statistics and probability. Students engage in units of learning that target specific aspects of the relevant achievement standard. Students commence each unit with a pre-assessment that informs their teachers understanding of their students’ needs. Students also set specific learning gaols that target their individual learning needs.

To ensure that our students reach their full mathematical potential students also engage in mental computation and problem solving.

#### Mental computation

It is critical that students develop trusted, efficient and flexible methods for adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing whole numbers and decimals. Students’ ability to solve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems confidently and efficiently will often rely on their use of a mental strategy.

Students engage in a structured mental computation program that tracks students develop from Phase A – Phase N. Students’ progress through the phases at an individualised rate to ensure that each student has the opportunity to consolidate their understanding.

#### Problem solving

Students need to develop the ability to make choices, interpret, formulate, model and investigate problem situations, and communicate solutions effectively. Students formulate and solve problems when they use mathematics to represent unfamiliar or meaningful situations, when they design investigations and plan their approaches, when they apply their existing strategies to seek solutions, and when they verify that their answers are reasonable.

Students at Eatons Hill State School solve problems in their daily Mathematics lessons. Students explore a range of strategies and the use of a Think Board to support their ability to tackle problems. Students solve a diverse range of problems and investigations that encourage their ability to problem solve efficiently.

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