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Australian Curriculum Mathematics 7-10

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## Australian Curriculum Mathematics 7-10

### Content strands

Mathematics

• Number

• Patterns and algebra

• Data

• Measurement

• Space and geometry

• Draft Australian Curriculum

• Number and algebra

• Measurement and geometry

• Statistics and probability

### Process strands

Working Mathematically

• Questioning

• Applying Strategies

• Communicating

• Reasoning

• Reflecting

• Proficiency strands

• Understanding

• Fluency

• Problem solving

• Reasoning

### Mathematics content descriptions

Draft Consultation version 1.0.1 Australian Curriculum, ACARA, March 2010, page 20

### Mathematics content elaborations

Draft Consultation version 1.0.1 Australian Curriculum, ACARA, March 2010, page 56

### Mathematics achievement standards

Draft Consultation version 1.0.1 Australian Curriculum, ACARA, March 2010, page 20

### Organisation of the curriculum

General capabilities

Cross-curriculum perspectives

### How is the draft K–10 Australian Curriculum for mathematics similar to the NSW syllabus?

• Content strands

• Proficiency strands

### How is the draft K–10 Australian Curriculum for mathematics different to the NSW syllabus?

• Statistics and probability

• Calculators appear to be introduced from as early as Kindergarten

• Concept sequencing and terminology differences

• Curriculum organised in Years not Stages

• Content descriptions not outcomes

• Year 10 and Year 10A not Stage 5.1,5.2 and 5.3

### General questions

• Does the draft Australian mathematics curriculum support both excellence and equity?

• Is the draft curriculum focused on the important ideas?

• Is the draft curriculum coherent? In particular, does the sequence of development make sense in algebra, geometry, etc?

• Is the draft curriculum internally consistent in the way it uses concepts from other strands (e.g. the introduction of the equality symbol and linear equations)?

### Specific questions

• How does the draft curriculum provide support for the full range of students in your class?

• How do the standards compare to the current NSW syllabus?

• How is content organised in school years meant to assist the diverse range of learners?

• How is Year 10A to be treated compared to Year 10?

### Identifying the issues and areas where support might be needed

• Will teachers need to tailor the new curriculum to suit the needs of particular groups of students? Will they need support for this?

• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

• ESL students

• Students with learning difficulties

• Students with disabilities

• Others?

• Will teachers need professional learning and teaching resources to support the extra content in the Statistics and probability strand?

• Will the Year 10A curriculum meet the prior knowledge requirements for the Year 11 and 12 mathematics courses?

• CAS calculators are identified in the ICT general capability for mathematics. Will teachers need professional learning and teaching resources to support the introduction of this technology?

• Any other support required for implementation?

### Sharing your views: DET online forum

• To register for the forum:

http://currk12.janison.com/curriculum/register/register.htm

• To enter the forum:

http://currk12.janison.com/toolbox/desktop/logon.asp

• The latest version of the Australian mathematics curriculum and this PowerPoint are available in the forum.

### Sharing your views: other avenues

Secondary mathematics teachers may also choose to share their views about the draft Australian mathematics curriculum via:

• Mathematics Association of NSW (MANSW)http://www.mansw.nsw.edu.au/

• NSW Board of Studies http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/

• or directly to ACARA

http://www.acara.edu.au/home_page.html