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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.

The study of mathematics at Bass High School will take students into the areas of numbers, patterns and algebra, collecting and analysing data, measurement and geometry. Encompassing all of these areas is the overriding theme of teaching students to work mathematically, that is, teaching students how to think and solve problems. We have particular focus on using technology in student learning. 

Years 7 and 8 

Topics the students will study include: 

  • the history of number and number skills 
  • fractions, decimals and percentages 
  • area, volume and capacity 
  • analysing and displaying data 
  • probability 
  • patterns and algebra 
  • time and mass 
  • shapes and angles.

Years 9 and 10 

Topics the students will study include: 

  • statistics and their use in the world 
  • deductive geometry 
  • financial mathematics 
  • equations 
  • trigonometry 
  • coordinate geometry and position 
  • quadratic equations 
  • functions and logarithms.

Years 11 and 12 

In senior years, students study for the Higher School Certificate (HSC). Students choose a level of mathematics, depending on their level of speciality, from: 

  • Mathematics Standard 
  • Mathematics Advanced 
  • Extension 1 Mathematics.