Teaching and learning Mathematics at Armstrong Creek School is influenced by the principles of cognitive science and supported heavily by our pedagogical framework. We use objective evidence about how children learn in Maths together with student learning data to make instructional decisions and plan for a coherent, systematic progression of key ideas.


Students participate in daily instruction which focuses on surface level learning; the development of key skills, concepts and facts. The purpose is to build automaticity in recall of facts and skills in order to support deeper level learning. This includes emphasis on:

  • Number fact fluency - e.g. subitising, number bonds, multiplication facts
  • Procedural fluency  - e.g. fact families, algorithms, quantity comparison

Deeper level instruction is designed to promote understanding of concepts and the use of