Building Mathematicians
Derrimut Primary School delivers a rigorous and engaging mathematics curriculum from Prep to Year 6, ensuring all students are learning at their point of need. Our programs incorporate mathematical investigations, rich learning tasks and problems, collaborative and independent work. Students build deep knowledge of the big ideas in number and the mathematical proficiencies of problem solving, understanding, fluency and reasoning.

Derrimut PS has been celebrated on the Department of Education and Training's website for our use of Number Talks to develop the language of mathematics and the sharing of strategies and mathematical thinking.


Derrimut Primary School provides all students from Prep to Year 6 with a subscription to Mathletics which can be accessed via computer, iPad or Phone. Mathletics is one way you can support your children in practising the skills and understandings they have learnt throughout the week. Students enjoy using Mathletics as they get instant feedback around whether they have answered a question correctly. They are able to work towards achieving a certificate that is presented to them in front of their peers.

To help extend your child’s understanding of the strategies they know while they are using Mathletics you could ask them the following questions:

  • How did you work that answer out?
  • What is that strategy called?
  • Why did you choose to work it out that way?
  • Could you have solved that problem another way?

By asking these questions you are helping your child improve their reasoning skills. If you have any questions about Mathletics or need another copy of your child’s log in details please approach your child’s Teacher.