# Maths Curriculum Overview

Students at Darul Ulum College are trained to become intuitive learners by having open discussions in the classrooms about real life problems and thinking about solutions to those problems using mathematical reasoning and critical analysis. Students learn the basics of algebra, geometry, statistics and probability then begin to use the skills of discussion, critical analysis, making reasonable assumptions and working out a logical solution to the problem. Our philosophy of teaching at Darul Ulum is to feed curiosity and craving for mathematics by introducing content that students can relate to in their daily lives.

### Year 7

At the year 7 level, students revise and extend with problem solving skills, topics like positive and negative integers, decimals, fractions, percentages, indices, ratio and rates, measurements and geometry. Topics like Linear relationships and statistics and probability are introduced. Use of Calculators is restricted to develop and enhance the mental math skills of the students.

### Year 8

At the year 8 level, while the students study and extend with problem solving skills, topics including whole numbers, integers, fractions, decimals, percentages and ratio, measurement, linear equations, statistics, probability and geometry. They also explore new skills in algebra learning simplifying, expanding and factorising expressions. Use of Calculators is restricted to develop and enhance the mental math skills of the students.

### Year 9

At the year 9 level, students study and extend with problem solving skills, topics like irrational numbers as surds, financial mathematics, algebra, linear relationships, geometric reasoning, statistics and probability. They also learn topics like non-linear relationships. Pythagoras theorem and Trigonometry are also introduced for the first time. Where the use of calculators is restricted for some topics to develop and enhance the mental math skills of the students, it is also encouraged for other topics to support students understanding.

### Year 10

At the year 10 level, students study and extend with problem solving skills, topics like surds, financial mathematics, algebra, linear and non-linear relationships, statistics, probability, geometric reasoning, measurements and trigonometry. Students also take a VCE Mathematics elective along with the year 10 Mathematics.