“Mathematics is one of
the essential emanations of the human spirit, - a thing to be valued in and for
itself, like art or poetry” - Oswald Veblen
The study of mathematics at Clontarf Beach
State High School can prepare learners for the entire range of employment
opportunities that depend on some knowledge of mathematics; from biomedical
engineering to trade and commerce.
Junior students build on skills and
conceptual understandings that commenced in primary school. Students need
to spend time developing their strengths and interests, to help them choose a
specific mathematics pathway in their senior studies.
Online learning resources compliment
in-class written work to enable all students to discover mathematics
applications in the real world.
Senior mathematics pathways include three
distinct streams, and one additional elective:
Prevocational Mathematics is useful for
students who intend to complete TAFE courses, and is also for those who wish to
develop their practical and life skills.
Mathematics A enhances knowledge of
mathematics in personal issues such as finance, applied geometry and
Mathematics B focuses on the advanced
mathematical competence skills that are required to understand and solve new
problems, many of which are a characteristic of our technological
Mathematics C prepares students who intend
on pursuing future studies in mathematic or scientific fields, where new
applications of mathematics are being developed.
All Clontarf Beach State High School students
have the opportunity to compete in annual Mathematics Competitions such as:
(International Competitions and Assessments for Schools) Mathematics