Welcome to Mathematics

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Kia Ora and welcome to Kavanagh College Mathematics!

Mathematics is fascinating and important because it can be found in so many aspects of life.  Mathematics is an essential component of a student’s education, enabling students to make sense of numbers and patterns, space and geometry, data and chance.  Mathematics is unique in that it allows students to simplify a problem down to its bare essentials.  It gives great clarity.  And it is very satisfying to solve a maths problem.  People have been puzzling over mathematics for thousands of years.

 In Years 7 - 10, this means developing skills to deal with everyday like skills, such as working with decimals and percentages, reading graphs and using measurements, drawing sensible diagrams and analysing data. And just as important are the life-long skills that begin to develop such as problem solving, logical thinking and communicating clearly.