Mathematics

Mathematics curriculum and links to resources and information for primary and secondary mathematics teachers.

Mathematics e-NEWS provides teachers with updates and information.

The study of mathematics is mandatory from Kindergarten to Year 10. The Mathematics K–10 syllabus consists of the following strands:

  • number and algebra
  • measurement and geometry
  • statistics and probability.

Mathematics is a reasoning and creative activity employing abstraction and generalisation to identify, describe and apply patterns and relationships ... Students learn to apply their mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding in a broad range of contexts beyond the mathematics classroom, including in such core learning areas as science, geography, history and English. (Mathematics K–10 Syllabus, 2012, p 10)

The Mathematics K–10 continuum of key ideas (PDF 1.7MB) outlines important concepts a student should understand as they progress through each stage of learning.

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