Mathematics contributes to the school curriculum by developing students’ abilities to calculate; to reason logically, algebraically, and geometrically; to solve problems and to handle data.
Mathematics is important for students in many other areas of study, particularly science and technology. It is also important in everyday living, in many forms of employment, and in public decision-making. As a subject in its own right, mathematics presents frequent opportunities for creativity, and can bring moments of pleasure when a problem is solved for the first time, or when hidden connections suddenly manifest.
Mathematics enables students to build a secure framework of mathematical reasoning, which they can use and apply with confidence. The power of mathematical reasoning lies in its use of precise and concise forms of language, symbolism and representation to reveal and explore general relationships. These mathematical forms are widely used for modelling situations, a trend accelerated by computational technologies.
The subject transcends cultural boundaries and its importance is universally recognised. Mathematics helps us to understand and change the world.
Staff: Mr D Daughtery, Ms E Kern , Miss K Lang, Mr P Keenan, Mr D Vermeulen, Miss H Doluwe-Gedara