Riverstone High School

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The study of Mathematics is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10. 

By studying Mathematics, students develop knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical concepts and their use within the classroom and beyond.

The syllabus consists of the following strands:

  • Number and Algebra
  • Measurement and Geometry
  • Statistics and Probability.

In Year 11 and 12, the study of Mathematics is optional. Courses offered include:

  • Mathematics Advanced
  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Mathematics Extension 2
  • Mathematics Life Skills
  • Mathematics Standard 1
  • Mathematics Standard 2.

The Mathematics staff at Riverstone High School is comprised of a dynamic group of teachers who are passionate about Mathematics and keen for students to reach their full potential. We aim to create confidence and enjoyment in doing mathematical activities. Students develop an awareness of how Mathematics can be used to solve problems in everyday life. They also learn of its contribution to the development of society.

Head Teacher:

  • Mr Bryson McMillen


  • Mr Phillip Beacom
  • Mrs Angel Albert
  • Ms Cecilia Kang

Subjects taught:

  • Mathematics Stage 4 
  • Mathematics Stage 5 Pathway 5.1
  • Mathematics Stage 5 Pathway 5.2
  • Mathematics Stage 5 Pathway 5.3.

Course overview

The aim of Mathematics in Years 7 to 10 is for students to:

  • be confident, creative users and communicators of Mathematics, able to investigate, represent and interpret situations in their personal and work lives and as active citizens
  • develop an increasingly sophisticated understanding of mathematical concepts and fluency with mathematical processes, and be able to pose and solve problems and reason in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability
  • recognise connections between the areas of mathematics and other disciplines and appreciate mathematics as an accessible, enjoyable discipline to study, and an important aspect of lifelong learning.

During Year 9 and 10 (Stage 5) there are 3 Mathematics pathways:

  • 5.1 (less demanding mathematical content)
  • 5.2
  • 5.3 (high demanding mathematical content).

These are offered to students based on the expertise that they have demonstrated in Years 7 and 8 (Stage 4). A student will study a pathway that suits their needs on an individual basis throughout the duration of their studies. Students may study some outcomes of the higher pathways during the course depending upon their confidence and ability.

Parents are encouraged to talk to their child's teacher if there are any concerns.

Online resources

All students of Riverstone High School have been granted access to Mathspace, which is an excellent resource for learning. Students are able to use this resource to consolidate their learning, catch up on any missed work, attempt extension work and assist them to understand concepts they find challenging in class.

This website will also be used as part of both students' classwork and homework. To access the website log onto Mathspace. You will need a login and password which have been issued to all students. Please call the Mathematics faculty on 02 9627 1484 if you would like to reset the passwords. Students need to see their teacher if they are having any troubles logging into the website. All students will find this resource very useful.


All students are required to bring a calculator each lesson to assist them with their studies. They are available for sale from the front office for $25, or if you wish you may purchase one from an external source. It is recommended that you purchase a scientific calculator and label it with your student's name.

Mathematics Competition

Students with an interest in logical thinking and mathematical problem solving are encouraged to participate in the Australian Mathematics Competition, which will be held in August this year. Students interested should see their teachers before the end of April to register.