Mathematics K–6 scope and sequences
Sample scope and sequences and 3–6 daily number sense instructional sequence to support implementation of the Mathematics K–10 syllabus.
The Mathematics K–10 syllabus provides a unique opportunity for a new approach to designing scope and sequences. It encourages a more flexible approach to planning for teaching and learning.
These sample scope and sequences, and the 3–6 Daily number sense instructional sequence are optional resources that schools may adopt or adapt. They:
- represent ‘one way’ of sequencing learning to satisfy syllabus requirements
- summarise what is to be taught, the sequence in which it will taught
- identify key concepts and skills as well as the content focus for each term
- are flexible and fluid – can be adapted to reflect needs, interests and abilities of all students
- address all outcomes for each stage of learning
- leverage ‘new’ structural elements from the syllabus: focus areas and content groups
- meet requirements for compliance
- save teachers’ time by providing a strong foundation for whole-school and stage-based curriculum planning.
These samples do not represent the only way to plan for student learning. While they provide a great starting point, schools are strongly encouraged make changes to meet the learning needs of all students.
Sample K–2 scope and sequences
Sample 3–6 scope and sequences
The evidence base for these resources is:
- Mathematics K–10 syllabus
- K–2 Mathematics research toolkit
- Boaler J, Munson J and Williams C (2017) What is mathematical beauty: teaching through big ideas and connections [PDF 2.4 MB], youcubed, Stanford University
- Masters and Adams (2017) The School Curriculum: about time , Australian Council for Education Research
- NESA (NSW Education Standards Authority) (2020) Nurturing wonder and passion: Designs for a new school curriculum – NSW Curriculum Review April 2020, accessed 26 August 2022.
Alignment to system priorities and/or needs
These resources clearly and explicitly align to:
- Advice on scope and sequences
- K–6 curriculum requirements
- Curriculum planning and programming assessing and reporting to parents K–12 policy
- Registration process for monitoring the government schooling system
Alignment to School Excellence Framework
These resources support the School Excellence Framework by incorporating the following domains and themes.
- Curriculum: Curriculum provision, Teaching and learning programs
- Assessment: Whole school monitoring of student learning
- Student performance measures: NAPLAN
- Effective classroom practice: Lesson planning, Explicit teaching
- Learning and development: Collaborative practice and feedback; Expertise and innovation
Educational leadership: Instructional leadership
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