Australian curriculum Mathematics K-6

Report
April 2008:
National
Curriculum
Board
established
Nov 2008 Feb 2009:
Consultation re
mathematics
framing paper
May 2009:
Writing of
national
mathematics
curriculum
commences
I March
2010:
Draft of
national
mathematics
K-10
curriculum
available for
consultation
March - May
2010: National
consultation on
mathematics
curriculum
I March 2010:
draft K-10
Draft of
Apr – June
Australian
2010:
mathematics
11-12
K-10
curriculum
August 2010:
Australian
mathematics
curriculum K-10
published
October 2010:
11-12
Jan 2011:
Implementation
of mathematics
curriculum
commences
from this month
2013
ACARA says
implementation
should be “well
under way” by
2013
Mathematics K-6, 7-10
Draft Australian curriculum
Content strands
 Number (includes Chance)
 Patterns and algebra
 Measurement
 Space and geometry
 Data
Working Mathematically
 Questioning
 Applying Strategies
 Communicating
 Reflecting
 Reasoning
Content strands
 Number and algebra
 Measurement and geometry
 Statistics and probability
Proficiency strands
 Understanding
 Fluency
 Problem solving
 Reasoning
Draft Consultation version 1.0.1 Australian Curriculum, ACARA, March 2010
Draft Consultation version 1.0.1 Australian Curriculum, ACARA, March 2010
Draft Consultation version 1.0.1 Australian Curriculum, ACARA, March 2010,
Curriculum for a particular year
Content descriptions
organised into strands
Content
elaborations
Achievement
standards
Resources
General capabilities
Cross-curriculum perspectives
Work
samples
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In general, similar content
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Both contain process and content strands
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General capabilities: Literacy, Numeracy,
Information and Communication Technology,
Thinking skills, Creativity
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Much of the content appears in different years to our
syllabus
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Content sequencing
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Content descriptions are brief and sometimes rely on the
elaborations for meaning
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The achievement standard for Kindergarten
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The language of problem types
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Increased difficulty of fractions
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Stronger emphasis on calculator use
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No description of standard subtraction algorithms
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Omissions.
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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 number, geometry, etc?
Is the draft curriculum internally consistent in the
way it uses concepts from other strands?
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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 does content organised in school years
assist the diverse range of learners?
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How will teachers use the Australian curriculum to address the needs of
particular groups of students? Will they need support to do this?
◦ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
◦ ESL students
◦ Students with learning difficulties
◦ Students with disabilities
◦ Gifted and talented students
◦ Others?
Will teachers need professional learning and teaching resources to support
the extra content in the Statistics and probability strand?
With calculators being part of the mandatory content, how will primary
schools provide all students with access to calculators?
Will teachers need professional learning and teaching resources to support
the introduction of this technology?
Is any other support required for implementation?
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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 with ACARA
http://www.acara.edu.au/home_page.html

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