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Learning mathematics creates opportunities for and enriches the lives of all Australians.

At Forest Lake State High we aim to give all students the essential mathematical skills they will need in their personal, work and civic life. Students can also explore the fundamentals of specialised and professional mathematics study.

Mathematics has its own value and beauty and we want to help students appreciate the elegance and power of mathematical reasoning. Digital technologies are helping us to explore mathematical ideas in new ways and by using old and new technologies, we focus on developing skilled mathematical understanding, fluency, logical reasoning, analytical thought and problem-solving skills.

Students will see the way mathematics links together as well as the relationship between mathematics and other disciplines. While exploring these links students can develop critical skills and concepts and become self-motivated, confident learners through inquiry and active participation in challenging and engaging experiences.

In our Junior Secondary School and Year 10, we follow the Australian Curriculum for Mathematics. This curriculum presents mathematics under the following three broad areas:

  • Number and algebra

  • Statistics and probability

  • Measurement and geometry

In Year 11 and 12, students have access to four mathematics subjects. All four are based on Queensland Studies Authority syllabi. A brief description of each subject is given below:

Prevocational Mathematics

Students study the vocational and personal applications of mathematics and improve their mathematical knowledge, skills and communication. PVM prepares students for vocational training pathways and is a good companion subject to the other vocational subjects.

Mathematics A

Students study the practical uses of mathematics and develop skills and understandings of mathematical information. Mathematics A helps students make informed choices in the world beyond school and see how mathematics is used in the workforce in a number of areas.

Mathematics B

Students are exposed to some practical uses and theoretical aspects of mathematics and investigate uses of mathematics in various professions. Mathematics B helps students see the way mathematicians explore and study mathematical concepts.

Mathematics C

Students explore the theoretical aspects of mathematics in a number of areas and explore these areas to solve scientific and industrial problems. Mathematics C helps students construct mathematical concepts and discover fantastic numbers beyond their wildest imagination.

If you require any further details, please contact:

Lex McBean - Head of Department  (Mathematics) 

on 3714 2333 or