Chapman Primary School believes in providing all students with a balanced numeracy program to develop students with efficient mathematical reasoning and problem solving skills. Teachers at Chapman Primary School use assessment as a process of identifying, gathering and interpreting information about students' learning. In the junior years from Preschool to Year 2, teachers use Performance Indicators in Primary Schools (PIPS) and Count Me in Too (CMIT). PIPS implemented in Term 1 and Term 4 of Kindergarten, and is based on comprehensive research across the world into literacy and numeracy development of students in primary schools. Therefore the assessment tasks in PIPS identify some of the key foundational understandings and skills that students require to do well in mathematics. Teachers also use the Count Me in Too (CMIT) Numeracy Program from K-2 to assess students and inform their numeracy programs in the early years to develop efficacy in number. This focus continues through to the senior years with the Middle Years Mental Computation (MYMC) Numeracy Program as students continue to build and strengthen their understanding of more complex number concepts in readiness for high school.
All teachers from K-6 use the Australian Curriculum to provide students with essential mathematical skills and knowledge in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. The Australian Curriculum guides the development of the numeracy capabilities that all students need in their personal, work and civic life, and provides the fundamentals on which mathematical specialties and professional applications of mathematics are built. Chapman Primary School prides itself on a differentiated teaching and learning model in the Number strand of Mathematics. Students are grouped into 'like' ability levels and the curriculum is differentiated to suit the student's specific learning needs. With this model every child at Chapman primary School benefits from high quality, accessible education that allows for success.