Mathematics in New South Wales is compulsory in Years 7 to 10, with its study being optional in Years 11 and 12. Different levels of study are available depending on a student's ability, interest, and future use of the subject. In addition student's at Maclean High School may elect to study an additional course in Years 9 and 10.

C Dane, D Lentfer, E Watson, M Smith, S Boon

The aim of the Mathematics Department at Maclean High School is to promote student's appreciation of the subject of mathematics and develop their mathematical thinking, understanding, confidence, and competence in solving mathematical problems. This aim is to be achieved through developing students' capacities to:


1. Acquire a mathematical knowledge, operational facility, concepts, logical reasoning, symbolic representation and terminology appropriate to their stage of mathematical development and in preparation for further study of Mathematics;


2. Interpret, organise and analyse mathematical information and data;


3. Apply mathematical knowledge and skills to creatively and effectively solve problems in familiar and unfamiliar situations;


4. Communicate mathematical information and data;


5. Justify mathematical results and give proofs where appropriate, making connections between important mathematical ideas and concepts; and,


6. Value mathematics as an important component of their lives.


The Maclean High School Mathematics Department is a proud member of professional associations and organisations. These include:

1. The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT) Incorporated is the nation's premier organisation of mathematics educators. It aims to: support and enhance the work of teachers; promote the learning of mathematics; and, represent and promote interests in mathematics education.

2. The Mathematical Association of New South Wales Incorporated (MANSW) provides support for Mathematics teachers and encourages participation from tertiary educators to share their skills and expertise.