Our aim is that every child within the FMAT becomes fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics. Mathematics is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment. Our expectation is that, together, we can provide a high-quality mathematics education to help young people build a foundation for understanding the world and the ability to reason mathematically, thereby enriching their lives and helping to develop and transform their futures.
Mathematics is essential because it is one of the most widely used subjects in the world. Every career and pathways needs some sort of Mathematics. It helps the mind to reason and change complicated situations or problems into clear, simple, and logical steps. Students are encouraged to discuss different ways of tackling problems, to explain and justify their explanations to challenge their thinking. The reality is that we live in a society where employers expect some level of numeracy.