Stage 3, Year A – Unit 6

This 2-week unit develops the big idea that our number system extends infinitely to very large and very small numbers.

Students are provided with opportunities to:

  • read, rename, represent and order numbers up to and including millions
  • compare, order and represent decimals
  • use place value knowledge to solve addition and subtraction problems.

Representing numbers A – MAO-WM-01, MA3-RN-01, MA3-RN-02

  • Whole numbers: Recognise, represent and order numbers in the millions
  • Whole numbers: Apply place value to partition, regroup and rename numbers to 1 billion
  • Decimals and percentages: Recognise that the place value system can be extended beyond hundredths
  • Decimals and percentages: Compare, order and represent decimals

Additive relations A – MAO-WM-01, MA3-AR-01

  • Apply efficient mental and written strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems
  • Use estimation and place value understanding to determine the reasonableness of solutions


Syllabus outcomes and content descriptors from Mathematics K–10 Syllabus (2022) © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales, 2024.

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