Students at Westgarth participate in mathematics classes for one session each day. Students at learn in a variety of settings including like-ability and mixed-ability groups, as well as whole-class and individualised tasks. These groupings are informed by regular formal and informal assessments which are completed against the Victorian Curriculum.


Teachers at Westgarth Primary School strive to ensure that the mathematics program meets the needs of individual students, is fun, positive and based in real-life contexts. Students have access to a variety of physical and electronic resources to support their learning, using hands-on materials, games and mental strategies.


Westgarth students set learning goals in collaboration with their teachers to achieve learning targets based on what they already know, and what they understand they need to achieve. We believe that students are motivated to learn when they know their own abilities and understand the next steps to success.



DEtv (YouTube)

DEtv employs a step-by-step approach to show current methodology for teaching mathematics. The clips are used as part of a professional development program for teachers developed and delivered by Donald Eddington. Visit:



Also see: Parent and carer education programs at Westgarth.




Resources for promoting mathematics/numeracy at home


youcubed at Stanford University


Online resources to support early maths skills

Sequencing and Connecting numbers names, symbols and objects


Trusting the count (Subitising)


Developing number sense


Professional articles about teaching mathematics