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Portfolio summary

In F–2, students develop an increasingly sophisticated capacity for logical thought and actions. Students are reasoning mathematically when they explain their thinking.

In Years 3–6, students develop an increasingly sophisticated capacity for logical thought and actions, such as evaluating, explaining and generalising. Students are reasoning mathematically when they explain their thinking, when they adapt the known to the unknown, and when they transfer learning from one context to another and explain their choices.

In Years 7–8, students develop an increasingly sophisticated capacity for logical thought and actions, such as analysing, evaluating, explaining, justifying and generalising. Students are reasoning mathematically when they explain their thinking, when they deduce and justify strategies used and conclusions reached, when they adapt the known to the unknown, when they transfer learning from one context to another, and when they compare and contrast related ideas and explain their choices.

In Years 9–10, students develop an increasingly sophisticated capacity for logical thought and actions, such as analysing, proving, evaluating, explaining, inferring, justifying and generalising. Students are reasoning mathematically when they explain their thinking, when they deduce and justify strategies used and conclusions reached, when they adapt the known to the unknown, when they transfer learning from one context to another, when they prove that something is true or false, and when they compare and contrast related ideas and explain their choices.

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View the proficiencies across F–10

Foundation includes explaining comparisons of quantities, creating patterns and explaining...

Year 3 includes using generalising from number properties and results of calculations, comparing...

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

Year 9 includes following mathematical arguments, evaluating media reports and using statistical...

Curriculum version: 8.2