Mathematics Sample Program New
A sample program is being developed as an example to illustrate how the Mathematics curriculum could be organised into a teaching and learning program. This sample program will cover levels F–10 when completed. The materials will be released in stages, beginning with the Mathematics Sample Program: Year 7.
Mathematics Sample Program resources and additional materials
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Progression point examples for AusVELS Mathematics
Progression point examples are provided to assist teachers in the assessment and reporting of student achievement. In AusVELS,
the progression point examples are provided in 0.5 increments.
For each reporting period, teachers will use a variety of assessments to inform their on-balance judgment about student progress against the standards provided in a domain.
Teachers are advised that progression point examples are not mandated for curriculum planning and reporting purposes. They are examples only. Mathematics Sample Program
|Progression point examples are designed to:
||Progression point examples are NOT designed to:|
- illustrate how a student might show evidence of progression
- be used in conjunction with other tools such as annotated student work samples
- be modified by schools so that the examples reflect the curriculum structure and timing of when knowledge and skills are taught and assessed
- replace standards
- be used as a definitive or mandated set of progression measures for student assessment
- be the only resource used by teachers to assign progression points on student reports
To assist schools planning for implementing the AusVELS curriculum in 2013, progression point examples are now available for AusVELS MathematicsAC.
Progression point examples for AusVELS Mathematics (pdf - 360kb)
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Mathematics Planning templates
Mathematics Proficiency Strands (pdf - 67kb)
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The following presentations were delivered during the online professional learning sessions in August-September 2013.
Foundation – Year 10 Mathematics Websites
The inclusion of the following web-links is for teacher reference purposes and does not constitute VCAA endorsement of the views and/or materials contained on these sites.
- Aligned Australian Curriculum Resources (Mathematics) can be accessed directly through Scootle
Scootle is an online repository, managed by Education Services Australia (ESA). Currently it has over 10,000 digital resources, with a range of these resources being progressively aligned to the relevant learning area of the Australian Curriculum.
- The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT): www.aamt.edu.au/
AAMT is the Australian mathematics teacher professional association, affiliated with state and territory associations such as the MAV, and provides teachers with mathematics curriculum, assessment and pedagogical resources; professional development activities, occasional specific purpose national conferences, and a biennial national conference, see, for example: www.aamt.edu.au/Publications-and-statements
- The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI): www.amsi.org.au/
AMSI is a collaborative non-profit organisation representing mathematical interest in Australia. It supports mathematics educators and teachers through various activities and includes a collection of online modules designed to support teachers further develop mathematical background in selected topics: www.amsi.org.au/school-education/times-modules
One of its initiatives for 2013 is a new resource, Mathematics of Planet Earth, a source of classroom resources and activities that use mathematics and statistics to understand the challenges facing the world in fun and accessible ways, whilst providing teachers with related support materials, links and contacts: http://mathsofplanetearth.org.au/category/schools/classroom-resources/
- The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV): www.mav.vic.edu.au/
The MAV is the Victorian mathematics teacher professional association and provides teachers with mathematics curriculum, assessment and pedagogical resources; professional development activities and regional conferences and an annual state conference in December of each year, see, for example: www.mav.vic.edu.au/mav-resources/curriculum-resources.html
- The Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA): www.merga.net.au/
MERGA is the principal mathematics education research group in Australia, publishes research papers and conducts an annual conference that informs teachers pedagogical practice, for example: www.merga.net.au/node/37
- MathWorld: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/
MathWorld is Wolfram Research’s free on-line digital mathematics encyclopaedia resource, and is linked to the free on-line computational engine Wolfram|Alpha: www.wolframalpha.com/. Together these provide teachers and students with access to mathematical knowledge and examples through on-line queries in natural language, and also a means of carrying out related numerical, graphical, statistical and symbolic computations on-line.
- National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NLVM): http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/vlibrary.html
NLVM is the University of Utah’s collection of free digital resources that provides learning activities corresponding to a broad range of mathematical topics from across the F–10 curriculum.
MoneySmart Teaching resource
- F–10 teachers of AusVELS Mathematics are encouraged to access MoneySmart Teaching, an initiative funded by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC). MoneySmart Teaching has developed a range of teaching resources designed to help children and young people improve their levels of consumer and financial literacy. The VCAA is managing the MoneySmart Teaching project in Victoria. There are a range of teaching resources available and they are aligned to AusVELS. Professional learning opportunities are also available to support this resource.
MoneySmart Teaching website: www.teaching.moneysmart.gov.au
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Frequently asked questions
How should schools deal with the selection of optional content from 10A so that students are suitably prepared for subsequent study of VCE Mathematical Methids (CAS) Units 1 and 2?
Schools presently utilise a variety of teaching and learning strategies and organisational structures, suited to their context, to ensure that students have relevant mathematical background from level 6 of the VELS Mathematics that enables them to pursue various pathways of post-secondary study. They should continue to do so using the AusVELS Mathematics for planning purposes, informed by advice the VCAA has provided: Comparing_VELS_Maths_to_AC_Maths_9-10 (pdf - 541.91kb).
As indicated in Notice to Schools 151/20 12 - 28 November 2012, the F–10 Mathematics progression point examples complement the revised achievement standards and assist schools and teachers in reporting student achievement. The F–10 Mathematics progression point examples incorporate two stages of progression beyond Level 10. The first stage of these beyond level 10 progressions will indicate achievement with respect to content from 10A suitable as preparation for subsequent study of Mathematical Methods (CAS) Units 1 and 2.
Relevant content from 10A is provided in the content descriptions ACMNA264, ACMNA265, ACMNA267, ACMNA269, ACMNA270, ACMMG274 and ACMMG275.
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