James Ruse Agricultural High School

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Telephone02 9871-7126

Emailjamesruse-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Mathematics

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

The Mathematics faculty at James Ruse Agricultural High provide an academic, supportive environment sharing their passion for mathematics to allow students to achieve to their highest level. By studying Mathematics, students develop knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical concepts and their use within the classroom and beyond. 

In Year 7 to 10 students follow the mandatory Mathematics syllabus, with Year 9 and 10 completing the Stage 5.3 advanced course which consists of the following strands: 

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

For all years, our programmes are enriched with extension activities where all students participate in activities such as collaborative problem-solving and acceleration in some topics in Stage 5 content. Interactive technologies such as DESMOS, Geogebra and spreadsheets are also used to explore concepts. 

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

Students are also provided with opportunities to develop their interest in Mathematics through activities such as:

The Enrichment classes are taught by external tutors in before or after school lesson times in Terms 2 and 3 to interested students in Years 7-10.  

The high level University of New South Wales Mathematics Competition is also offered to all interested students in Years 8-10. 

For the high achievers we also offer Olympiad classes run throughout the year by past Olympiad students. High achievers in the AMC are invited by the AMT to participate in the Australian Intermediate Mathematics Olympiad (AIMO) and this opportunity is extended to other interested students also. High achievers in the AIMO are invited to participate in 

A number of students are then able to participate in the AMOC School of Excellence, the AMOC Selection School and the National Mathematics Summer School

Maths Mentoring 

One of the features of our school's student leadership programme is the use of our maths mentoring system. Our Maths mentors are highly capable Mathematics students who have volunteered to work individually with students who would like some extra help at weekly lunchtime lessons.