Figtree High School

Crescere Fidere Statuere

Telephone02 4271 2787


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

By studying mathematics, students learn to work mathematically – developing fluency, understanding, problem-solving, reasoning and communication skills.

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 Extension 2 (Year 12 only)
  • Mathematics Extension 1
  • Mathematics Advanced
  • Mathematics Standard 2
  • Mathematics Standard 1 (Optional HSC examination)
  • Mathematics Life Skills.



All students in the junior and most students in the senior school study mathematics. At Figtree high school we cater for a range of ability and interest levels for our students.

Mathematics is important and useful in many fields of endeavour. These fields include:  the sciences, medicine, economics, commerce, industry, engineering and computing just to mention some. At Figtree High School we prepare our students for a vast variety of careers including mathematics.

Mathematics provides a context within which to develop general competencies considered essential for further education, work and everyday life.

These competencies that our students learn:

  • Collecting analysing and organising information

  • Communicating ideas and information in an oral and written form.

  • Working independently or in teams, when presenting solving or showing knowledge and skills with problems.

  • Using mathematical ideas and techniques

  • Using technology in particular computers to provided solutions to real life problems.

Staff information

  • Mr Dinesh Dodhy (Head Teacher)

  • Mr. D Boyton (Computer Coordinator)

  • Ms. K Harris

  • Mr. P Hawken

  • Mrs. P Kyriakou

  • Mr. G Smith

Subjects Offered

Stage 4 (Year 7 & 8)

Stage 5 (Year 9 & 10)

Stage 6 (Year 11 & 12)

  Year 7 Mathematics

  Year 8 Mathematics




  Year 9 & 10 Mathematics

  5.1, 5,2, 5.3




  Mathematics Standard


  Mathematics Extension 1

  Mathematics Extension 2


Extra Curricular Activities

  • Each Year the school participates in many national and International Mathematics Competitions

  • Maths Enrichment Class - Stage 4