Mathematics is the study of quantifying phenomenon found in the world and establishing relationships between them, both practical and abstract. It involves analytical thought, logical reasoning, problem solving skills, and precise communication. Because of its power and versatility, Mathematics has often been called the "Queen of the Sciences." Woodridge SHS is committed to providing students the opportunity to not only be numerate, but to also use the study of Mathematics for pursuing study in fields of interest in the future.
Tutorials
We encourage students to see their Mathematics teacher if they need extra help. Many teachers make themselves available for student consultations at specific times each week outside of lessons in addition to conferencing with students during class using feedback.
Students & Parents can also access a digital resource called
Maths Online to help improve their capacity in the subject.
Maths Online has 1400+ tutorials that last around 49 minutes and present the concepts of a maths lesson stepbystep.
Maths Online lessons can be studied at home or at school, working on all devices. The materials are interesting and stimulating in themselves which will encourage the student to continue studying. Please go to
www.mathsonline.com.au to utilise this opportunity.
A further opportunity exists where students are welcome to experience the productive learning environment of the school library on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons for Homework Club. Homework Club is supported by our school's experienced teacher aides and teachers. Mathematics teachers attend these sessions, depending on student requests for assistance.
Subjects offered
The 2020 Senior Course Guide provides a course overview and describes the required Year 10 prerequisites for Year 11 and 12 subjects.
The Mathematics subjects offered for junior and senior students are:
Year level
 Subjects offered

Year 7, 8 and 9
 
Year 10
  Introduction to Essential Mathematics
 Introduction to General Mathematics
 Introduction to Mathematical Methods
 Introduction to Specialist Mathematics
Short Course in Numeracy

Year 11
 Essential Mathematics
General Mathematics
Mathematical Methods
Specialist Mathematics
Short Course in Numeracy

Year 12
  Essential Mathematics
 General Mathematics
 Mathematical Methods
 Specialist Mathematics
 Short Course in Numeracy

Click here to view the Mathematics subject booklet.
Competitions
The Mathematics faculty encourages students to participate in the Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC). The AMC is an engaging 30problem competition that demonstrates the importance and relevance of Mathematics in students’ everyday lives. It is open to students in years 7 through 12 at our school.
For additional information contact:
Chris Bermingham – Acting Head of Department (Mathematics):
cberm7@eq.edu.au