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NSW Syllabuses

Working Mathematically

Students:
  • develop understanding and fluency in mathematics through inquiry, exploring and connecting mathematical concepts, choosing and applying problem-solving skills and mathematical techniques, communication and reasoning

Early Stage 1
outcomes

A student:

Stage 1
outcomes

A student:

Stage 2
outcomes

A student:

Stage 3
outcomes

A student:

Stage 4
outcomes

A student:

Stage 5.1
outcomes

A student:

Stage 5.2
outcomes

A student:

Stage 5.3
outcomes

A student:
  • describes mathematical situations using everyday language, actions, materials and informal recordings

    MAe-1WM
  • describes mathematical situations and methods using everyday and some mathematical language, actions, materials, diagrams and symbols

    MA1-1WM
  • uses appropriate terminology to describe, and symbols to represent, mathematical ideas

    MA2-1WM
  • describes and represents mathematical situations in a variety of ways using mathematical terminology and some conventions

    MA3-1WM
  • communicates and connects mathematical ideas using appropriate terminology, diagrams and symbols

    MA4-1WM
  • uses appropriate terminology, diagrams and symbols in mathematical contexts

    MA5.1-1WM
  • selects appropriate notations and conventions to communicate mathematical ideas and solutions

    MA5.2-1WM
  • uses and interprets formal definitions and generalisations when explaining solutions and/or conjectures

    MA5.3-1WM
  • uses objects, actions, technology and/or trial and error to explore mathematical problems

    MAe-2WM
  • uses objects, diagrams and technology to explore mathematical problems

    MA1-2WM
  • selects and uses appropriate mental or written strategies, or technology, to solve problems

    MA2-2WM
  • selects and applies appropriate problem-solving strategies, including the use of digital technologies, in undertaking investigations

    MA3-2WM
  • applies appropriate mathematical techniques to solve problems

    MA4-2WM
  • selects and uses appropriate strategies to solve problems

    MA5.1-2WM
  • interprets mathematical or real-life situations, systematically applying appropriate strategies to solve problems

    MA5.2-2WM
  • generalises mathematical ideas and techniques to analyse and solve problems efficiently

    MA5.3-2WM
  • uses concrete materials and/or pictorial representations to support conclusions

    MAe-3WM
  • supports conclusions by explaining or demonstrating how answers were obtained

    MA1-3WM
  • checks the accuracy of a statement and explains the reasoning used

    MA2-3WM
  • gives a valid reason for supporting one possible solution over another

    MA3-3WM
  • recognises and explains mathematical relationships using reasoning

    MA4-3WM
  • provides reasoning to support conclusions that are appropriate to the context

    MA5.1-3WM
  • constructs arguments to prove and justify results

    MA5.2-3WM
  • uses deductive reasoning in presenting arguments and formal proofs

    MA5.3-3WM