### Understanding the Australian Curriculum Mathematics

Understanding the
Australian Curriculum
Mathematics Proficiencies
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Outcomes of the session
• Review the structure and content of the Australian
Mathematics Curriculum
• Unpack the Australian Curriculum Mathematics
Proficiencies
• Reflect on the implications to the classroom
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Key Messages
Real to life
Inclusive
Less in it
Making it
clear
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Comparison of structures @ a glance
Five OUTCOME STRANDS:
Number
Algebra
Space
Measurement
Chance & Data
. Three CONTENT STRANDS:
12 Elements: all KGP2 – Band Five +
13 Sub strands: some apply only to limited year
ranges.
All Outcome Content Strands contain
Indicators that suggest activities and
opportunities to demonstrate Knowledge
and skills and Working Mathematically
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Number and Algebra
Measurement and Geometry
Statistics and Probability
Four integrated proficiencies: understanding,
fluency , problem solving and reasoning
evident in the performance verbs of the content
descriptions, and summarised in proficiency
statements
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Jigsaw Activity
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Pedagogy- how we teach
Understanding : Knowing Why
Fluency: Knowing How
Problem solving: Finding out how
Reasoning: Find out why
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The Handshake Problem
“If all the people in the classroom each shake hands
with each other, how many handshakes will there
be?”
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Mathematical Steps…
-Understand the problem, think of a similar
problem, simplify the problem
-Act out the problem
-Draw a
diagram
-Construct a table
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Next step
Use the WHAT, SO WHAT, NOW WHAT sheet to
audit and form an action plan to share with your
school
• WHAT: write down aspects of mathematics that
are new to you using the Australian Curriculum:
Mathematics
• SO WHAT: decide how these aspects have
implications on your teaching; what do I need to
investigate further, professional learning or seeking
help from others
•NOW WHAT: Decide on the actions you may take