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Mathematics

Resources

Curriculum area-specific resources have been developed to support teachers implementing the curriculum, organised by 'Help me plan', 'Help me find a teaching resource' and 'Help me assess'.

Overview of Mathematics

Mathematics provides students with access to important mathematical ideas, knowledge and skills that they will draw on in their personal and work lives. The curriculum also provides students, as life-long learners, with the basis on which further study and research in mathematics and applications in many other fields are built.

The curriculum is organised by the three strands of Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability.

Each strand is organised by sub-strands. Sub-strands group content descriptions under an appropriate concept, to provide both a focus and a clear sequence for the development of related concepts and skills within strands and across levels. Computational  thinking is an important aspect of the mathematics curriculum across the three strands.  Content description related to algorithms and coding are  included in the Patterns and algebra sub-strand.

The proficiencies of Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning are fundamental to learning mathematics and working mathematically and are applied across all three strands Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability.

The Mathematics curriculum  can be viewed on the Victorian Curriculum F–10 website

To learn about key components of the Mathematics curriculum, view the presentation Introducing Mathematics

Contact

David Leigh-Lancaster, Mathematics Curriculum Manager

Phone (03) 9032 1690 or email the Mathematics Curriculum Manager

Crystal Afitu, Mathematics Curriculum Manager F–10

Phone (03) 9032 1746 or email the Mathematics Curriculum Manager

Professional associations

The Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers (AAMT)

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 such as Top Drawerprofessional development activities, occasional specific purpose national conferences, a biennial national conference and professional communities such as Connect with Maths.

The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) 

AMSI: www.amsi.org.au/ is a collaborative non-profit organisation representing mathematical interests in Australia. It supports mathematics educators and teachers through various activities and includes a collection of online modules designed to support teachers further develop their mathematical background in selected topics.

The Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV) 

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.

The Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) 

MERGA is the principal mathematics education research group in Australia, publishes research papers and conducts an annual conference that informs teachers pedagogical practice.