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Portfolio summary

In F–2, students make connections between related concepts and progressively apply the familiar to develop new ideas.

In Years 3–6, students make connections between related concepts and progressively apply the familiar to develop new ideas. They develop an understanding of the relationship between the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of mathematics. Students build understanding when they connect related ideas.

In Years 7–8, students build a robust knowledge of adaptable and transferable mathematical concepts. They make connections between related concepts and progressively apply the familiar to develop new ideas. They develop an understanding of the relationship between the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of mathematics. Students build understanding when they connect related ideas, when they represent concepts in different ways, and when they describe their thinking mathematically.

In Years 9–10, students build a robust knowledge of adaptable and transferable mathematical concepts. They make connections between related concepts and progressively apply the familiar to develop new ideas. They develop an understanding of the relationship between the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of mathematics. Students build understanding when they connect related ideas, when they represent concepts in different ways, when they identify commonalities and differences between aspects of content, when they describe their thinking mathematically, and when they interpret mathematical information.

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View the proficiencies across F–10

Foundation includes connecting names, numerals and quantities...

Year 3 includes connecting number representations with number sequences, partitioning and...

Year 7 includes describing properties of different sets of numbers, using fractions and decimals to...

Year 9 includes describing the relationship between graphs and equations, simplifying a range of...

Curriculum version: 8.2