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Engadine High School

Engadine High School

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“If people do not believe that Mathematics is simple, it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.”

Danica McKellar

A Bit About Mathematics at Engadine High School

Mathematics is a powerful mechanism through which we view the world. Students at Engadine High study the beauty of Mathematics and develop an understanding to provide applications to the real world.

Our classes aim to create confidence and enjoyment in doing mathematical activities. Students acquire an awareness and appreciation of how Mathematics can be used to solve problems in everyday life. They also learn of its contribution to the development of society.

Technology is an integral part of our teaching and learning to assist and support mathematical ideas. Students simulate real world problems using digital technologies. With the use of personal devices becoming more common, the Mathematics faculty is developing new and interesting ways that technology can be utilised in the classroom.

Our staff provide an exciting and creative learning environment in which students are free to explore their mathematics abilities by linking the appeal of patterns, relationships, reasons and outcomes. The important ideas of Mathematics leads into the fields of sport, engineering, architecture, media and communication, the sciences, and many more.

How Students are engaged in Mathematics

  • Find an interesting or meaningful problem to solve
  • Informally explore, experiment, and collect data
  • View patterns and make hypotheses
  • Use a plethora of methods to prove or disprove theories
  • Practise their mathematical skills
  • Generalise and move forward to other ideas
  • Communicate
  • Find other problems.



“Without Mathematics, there is nothing you can do. Everything around you is Mathematics. Everything around you is numbers.”

Shakuntala Devi

The study of mathematics is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10. 

By studying mathematics, students learn to work mathematically – developing fluency, understanding, problem-solving, reasoning and communication skills.

The syllabus consists of the following strands:

  • number and algebra
  • measurement and geometry
  • statistics and probability.

In Year 11 and 12, the study of mathematics is optional. Courses offered include:

  • Mathematics Extension 2 (Year 12 only)
  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Mathematics Advanced
  • Mathematics Standard 2
  • Mathematics Standard 1 (Optional HSC examination)
  • Mathematics Life Skills.