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 numeracy strategies

The developing efficient numeracy strategies (DENS) resources provide teachers with ideas and activities to support the teaching and learning of numeracy.

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

The teaching measurement resources provide practical lesson plans and ideas for the teaching of measurement in Early Stage 1 to Stage 1 and Stage 2 to Stage 3. They address length, area, volume and capacity as well as mass. The resources emphasise the knowledge of units and their structure focusing on recording, estimating and questioning.

Both resources can be downloaded in single- or double-page layouts.

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.

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