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PROBLEM-SOLVING

Portfolio summary

In F–2, students solve problems when they use mathematics to represent unfamiliar or meaningful situations.

In Years 3–6, students solve problems when they use mathematics to represent unfamiliar or meaningful situations and plan their approaches.

In Years 7–8, students formulate and solve problems when they use mathematics to represent unfamiliar or meaningful situations, plan their approaches, when they apply their existing strategies to seek solutions, and when they verify that their answers are reasonable.

In Years 9–10, students formulate and solve problems when they use mathematics to represent unfamiliar or meaningful situations, when they design investigations and plan their approaches, when they apply their existing strategies to seek solutions, and when they verify that their answers are reasonable. Students develop the ability to make choices, interpret, formulate, model and investigate problem situations, and communicate solutions effectively.

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View the proficiencies across F–10

Foundation includes using materials to model authentic problems, sorting objects, using familiar...

Year 3 includes formulating and modelling authentic situations involving planning methods of data...

Year 7 includes formulating and solving authentic problems using numbers and measurements...

Year 9 includes formulating and modelling practical situations involving surface areas and...

Curriculum version: 8.2