# Mathematics

Students in Year 7 continue to develop their problem-solving abilities with mathematics that encourages students to think more laterally. The course is broken up into six units that continue to target number, measurement, geometry, statistical measures and probability. Several units of work aim to develop the studentâ€™s aptitude to investigating patterns to experience the excitement and satisfaction of mathematical discovery. Inquiry learning encourages students to become risk-takers and critical thinkers with an introduction to algebra. Added to this, students are taught effective communication that aims to provide a powerful and universal language. Students in the course are expected to use mathematical language appropriately when communicating mathematical ideas, reasoning and findings, both orally and in writing. Several reflective units of work aim to prepare the students for the foundations of the MYP where students are expected at the end to:

- explain whether their results make sense in the context of the problem
- explain the importance of their findings
- justify the degree of accuracy of their results where appropriate
- suggest improvements to the method when necessary