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Key features of the mathematics paper Notes multiple goals for mathematics curriculum Acknowledges substantial commonality in content across existing state and territory curricula Proposes three types of curriculum organiser: domain , strand and topic

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Key features of the mathematics paper
• Notes multiple goals for mathematics curriculum
• Acknowledges substantial commonality in content across existing state and territory curricula
• Proposes three types of curriculum organiser: domain, strand and topic
• Considers numeracy as an integral part of the mathematics curriculum
Possible content domains
• Number
• Measurement
• Chance and data
• Space/Geometry
• Algebra/Structure/Pattern
• These and/or others could be used separately, or in various
• combinations, eg Number and Space or Geometry and Measurement,
• Probability , Algebra and Function
Possible strands
• The following are from Kilpatrick et al. (2001) and relate to aspects of
• what might be encompassed in Working mathematically or similar in
• exisiting documents:
• Conceptual understanding
• Procedural fluency
• Strategic competence (eg problem-solving)
• Productive disposition (eg being comfortable with, and inclined to, see the world mathematically and use mathematics)
Topics
• Topics make connections by sequence across years, related
• aspects of mathematics, and types of problems, eg: subtraction:
• Assuming appropriate background (eg counting, ordering, conservation
• and subitising) the key phases of learning subtraction could be
• described as:
• - counting backwards
• - one part of the whole is hidden
• - useful number strategies that help subtraction
• - solving subtraction word problems
• - efficient subtraction with larger numbers.
Some issues from the 14 October national mathematics forum
• What should be on offer for all or for some students (when and how)?
• The different nature, purpose and emphases in primary, early/mid secondary and senior secondary curriculum – what is distinctive or common?
• Professional learning and resource support
• Relationship to existing state and territory curriculums
Some questions
• Are the proposed curriculum organisers suitable?
• Do you agree with the paper’s view on numeracy ?
• What level of specification of knowledge, skills and understanding is appropriate for a national curriculum across the stages of schooling (early years, primary, secondary)?
• Are the proposed levels and emphases for the senior secondary years appropriate?