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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.


Mathematics at Murrumburrah High School.

The Mathematics faculty at Murrumburrah High School aims to develop student's practical mathematical skills and provide them with the ability to apply logic, solve problems, communicate and make informed decisions. Students are assessed during the year to determine which outcomes they have achieved or are still developing. Students are given feedback from the teacher on their performance on an individual level and grade level.

It is very important that all students come to Maths classes prepared for their lessons and ready to work. Students need to bring pens, pencils, calculators, their Maths book and textbook.

If you have any other questions regarding your child's Mathematics education at Murrumburrah High, please contact the school and speak to either your child's classroom teacher or the Head Teacher Mathematics (Ms Lee Hyland).

Problem of the Month - June

Maxine and Sammie have lawns that are the same size. Maxine can mow

her lawn in 24 minutes and Sammie can mow his lawn in 36 minutes.

After how many minutes will Sammie have twice as much lawn to mow

as Maxine?

Maxine and Sammie have to also mow their parking strips that are the

same size. Maxine can mow her parking strip in 6 minutes and Sammie

can mow his parking strip in 9 minutes. After how many minutes will

Sammie have twice as much grass to mow as Maxine?