Did you come and visit us at Open Night?  

On the night we showcased our Year 7 Discovery Centre, with its flexible and collaborative learning spaces, whilst engaging our visiting Primary School students and their families in a variety of fun, maths based activities. Each activity showed how it linked to the new Victorian Curriculum 2.0. Here are a couple of the activities we had on offer: 


Activity: “Which Chew Do You Choose?” Lolly Graph 

Strand: Statistics 

Content Description: 

  • Interpret and compare data sets for ordinal and nominal categorical, discrete and continuous numerical variables using comparative displays or visualisations and digital tools; compare distributions in terms of mode, range and shape. (VC2M6ST01) 
  • Plan and conduct statistical investigations by posing and refining questions to collect categorical or numerical data by observation or survey, or identifying a problem and collecting relevant data; analyse and interpret the data and communicate findings within the context of the investigation. (VC2M6ST03) 


Activity: Using Desmos to create and change graphs 

Strand: Algebra 

Content Description: 

  • Experiment with linear functions and relations using digital tools, making and testing conjectures and generalising emerging patterns (VC2M8A05) 
  • Experiment with the effects of the variation of parameters on graphs of related functions, using digital tools, making connections between graphical and algebraic representations, and generalising emerging patterns. (VC2M9A07) 


Activity: Games Puzzle 

Strand: Space 

Content Description: 

  • Describe and perform translations, reflections and rotations of shapes, using dynamic geometry software where appropriate; recognise what changes and what remains the same, and identify any symmetries. (VC2M5SP03) 

Have you heard about our Numeracy Program?  

Our Year 7 and 8 students participate in one dedicated Numeracy lesson per week. This lesson provides students with the opportunity to attempt open-ended tasks, work collaboratively with others and reflect on their own understanding. We aim to create lifelong learners who embrace the challenge of using a range of problem-solving techniques and show resilience when a problem is challenging. If you have any questions about our Numeracy Program, please don’t hesitate to contact our Numeracy Learning Specialist, Jade Hubben. 

If you have any questions about the Mathematics program at Mooroolbark College, please don’t hesitate to contact me at kara.salmon@mooroolbarkcollege.vic.edu.au. 


Kara Salmon