Catholic Education South Australia


The Mathematics area of The Australian Curriculum is organised around around three content strands (Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry and Statistics and Probability) they describe what is to be taught and learnt and four proficiency strands (Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning) they describe how content is explored or developed, that is, the thinking and doing of the mathematics.

The Curriculum is designed to ensure that students:

  • are confident, creative users and communicators of mathematics, able to investigate, represent and interpret situations in their personal and work lives and as active citizens
  • develop an increasingly sophisticated understanding of mathematical concepts and fluency with processes, and are able to pose and solve problems and reason in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability
  • recognise connections between the areas of mathematics and other disciplines and appreciate mathematics as an accessible and enjoyable discipline to study.


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