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Support documents for implementing F - 10 Australian Curriculum Mathematics in Victoria (AusVELS)

The following documents are provided to support teachers and others in transitioning to and implementing Australian Curriculum Mathematics in Victoria.

For a copy of the scope and sequence document complied by ACARA, please see AusVELS Mathematics Scope and Sequence (PDF - 758KB)

For a comparison of VELS Mathematics with Australian Curriculum Mathematics, please see: 

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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.

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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Planning templates

Mathematics Planning templates Revised

Mathematics Proficiency Strands (pdf - 67kb)

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Additional resources

Presentations

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
    (www.scootle.edu.au/ec/curriculum?learningarea=%22Mathematics%22&menu=3).
    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 New

  • 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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Last Update: 08 April 2014