Seaton offers a broad and comprehensive range of courses in Mathematics to help meet the needs of students who wish to pursue academic careers, enter into trade pathways and meet the numeracy requirements for SACE.
All students in Years 8, 9 and 10 are required to undertake a full year of study in Mathematics.
A focus on delivering an extensive and varied curriculum catering for all student abilities and extending students in their mathematical abilities through problem solving exercises and the use of critical and creative thinking skills.
Students complete weekly Maths homework exercises in addition to normal homework.
All students participate in ACER PAT-M standardised online Numeracy tests each year.
Students are placed into different courses to cater for individual student needs.
Students sit standardised Year 10 Mathematics Exams to inform future pathways and prepare students for senior Mathematics subjects.
Use of technology is an integral part of the Mathematics program. In Years 9 and 10 Seaton has a focus on the use of the CAS Calculator using the inquiry approach. Students have access to Computer Rooms and class sets of Laptops.
The Years 8, 9 and 10 SHIP classes have an extended, inquiry based Mathematics curriculum involving higher order thinking skills.
SHIP students participate in a number of visits to UniSA, Adelaide University and Flinders University to participate in activities organised by the universities and to familiarise themselves with programs available at university level.
Seaton caters for students who find Mathematics challenging through numeracy support classes in Years 8, 9, 10 and11.
Different student abilities are catered for through the delivery of a range of Stage 1 courses: Specialist Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, General Mathematics and Essential Mathematics.
Students are prepared for entry into tertiary institutions, apprenticeships or the work force by undertaking Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, General Mathematics and Essential Mathematics.
Seaton conducts a weekly Maths Homework Centre available to all students with extra help available from experienced Mathematics teachers.
Seaton students have traditionally performed well in National Mathematics Competitions and are actively encouraged to participate.
Seaton is a partner school of the Advanced Technology Industry Pathways Program.