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 faculty mission statement
Providing a quality mathematics education to develop young men to think mathematically, to be effectively numerate and to reach their potential in external assessment. Mathematics is an area of thought relevant to everybody in everyday life. At Farrer we strive to allow students to see the relevance of the applied mathematics they do in the courses provided as well as allowing those students who aim to lift their mathematical thinking to a higher, more theoretical level to achieve their goals.
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.
(Note: Depending on the amount of interested students, not all of these courses are offered every year.)