The Numeracy skills framework website contains assessment resources to assist teachers accurately identify the skills, knowledge and understanding of students. They are intended to be a diagnostic snapshot of the key ideas and concepts from the NSW Mathematics K–10 Syllabus (PDF 7.84MB).
Red dragonfly mathematics challenge provides a range of easily understood problems to challenge and stimulate student interest and reward perseverance.
Developing efficient strategies
Stage 1 and 2 teachers may find activities in the Developing Efficient Strategies series helpful to teach the following strands of the Mathematics K–10 Syllabus:
- number and algebra
- measurement and geometry
- statistics and probability.
Developing Efficient Strategies Stage 1 (PDF 16.6MB) contains a large range of activities designed to build upon students' current methods of solving arithmetical problems. The activities support and encourage students to use efficient strategies when completing tasks. This resource does not meet WCAG 2.0 accessibility. Please contact an adviser under further information for an alternative copy.
Stage 2 is divided into three booklets containing activities based on increasingly efficient counting and grouping strategies. These resources do not meet WCAG 2.0 accessibility. If you require an accessible format please contact an adviser under further information.
Developing Efficient Strategies Stage 2: counting by ones (PDF 18.5MB) provides tasks to assist students develop strategies beyond counting-based strategies.
Developing Efficient Strategies Stage 2: forming groups (PDF 4.8MB) contains exercises for students who no longer rely on counting-by-ones strategies and are able to apply a range of grouping strategies to solve problems.
Developing Efficient Strategies Stage 2: coordinating groups (PDF 17.2MB) includes activities to develop students' use of collection-based strategies to solve problems.
Number and algebra resources
Fractions, Pikelets and Lamingtons (PDF 4.1MB) includes activities for students to develop a conceptual understanding of fractions. It highlights the role of equal parts and collections of parts that form new units.
Talking about Patterns and Algebra Early Stage 1 to Stage 3 (PDF 3.3MB) provides activities to assist learning and teaching about number patterns and number relationships including:
- creating and continuing number patterns
- describing, discussing and labelling patterns
- finding the specific terms of a sequence
- using symbols and operations to show equality and inequality
- applying collection-based methods to generalise
- working out unknown elements to complete number sentences.
Measurement and geometry resources
Teaching Measurement Early Stage 1 and Stage 1 (PDF 13.1MB) focuses on length, area, volume and capacity as well as mass in a series of lesson plans and ideas.
Teaching Measurement Stage 2 and Stage 3 (PDF 8.5MB) provides practical lessons for the teaching of measurement. It emphasises the knowledge of units and their structure, practical activities, recording, estimation and questioning.
Teaching about Angles Stage 2 (PDF 2.5MB) is a collection of practical lessons designed to assist students identify, describe and compare angles using mathematical terms.