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.

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.

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