ASPECTS OF NUMERACY FOCUS AREA 1

early in STAGE 4

A student:

end of STAGE 4

A student:

UNDERSTANDING MATHEMATICAL INFORMATION IN TEXTS AND TASKS

APPLYING WHOLE NUMBER CONCEPTS

ESTIMATING AND PROBLEM SOLVING

APPLYING ADDITION, SUBTRACTION, MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION

- Interprets and comprehends complex problems involving addition and subtraction in unfamiliar contexts involving numbers of any size
- Understands whole numbers as the products of primes, e.g. 12 = 2 x 3 x 2
- Calculates square roots and cube roots
- Uses integers to solve problems and checks reasonableness of solutions

- Uses concepts of addition and subtraction in relation to variables
- Uses zero and positive indices Understands irrational numbers
- Combines strategies to solve problems involving rational numbers and integers
- Calculates with very small and large numbers, including those in scientific notation
- Solves complex problems by estimating and calculating using efficient strategies

UNDERSTANDING FRACTIONS, DECIMALS, PERCENTAGES, RATES, RATIOS

UNDERSTANDING MONEY AND FINANCE

KLA APPLICATION AND CONSIDERATIONS

VISUAL ARTS

- Converts currency for authentic tasks, e.g. you have A$50 to spend on presents for your family while travelling in a different country

VISUAL ARTS

- Uses fractions to represent parts of beats in listening, performance and composition

GEOGRAPHY

- Calculates the difference between maximum and minimum temperatures over a period of time
- Uses topographic maps to calculate gradients and altitudes and develop cross sections
- Uses data to infer relationships, patterns and trends from geographical inquiry

HISTORY

- Sequences numbers and understands chronology
- Describes different perceptions of time across cultures and civilisations
- Relates strata to the dating of archaeological finds
- Calculates number of years between two dates on BCE and CE timelines

PDHPE

- Calculates heart rates, kilojoule intakes, serving sizes and weekly meal plans
- Adds and subtracts integers when scoring in games
- Understands the court space and uses fractions such as halves and quarters and thirds to describe positions

TAS

- Creates budgets
- Uses ratios and fractions to adjust quantities in recipes

SCIENCE

- Calculates density as
^{m}⁄_{v}(^{mass}⁄_{volume})

LANGUAGES

- Reads a menu in the target language and calculates total costs, discounts and percentages, e.g. for tipping
- Extracts, interprets and comprehends a range of mathematical information in the target language from texts, tables, diagrams and graphs in a range of contexts, e.g. weather charts, TV guides, timetables
- Creates budgets and costs items in a foreign currency, e.g. shopping for souvenirs

CREATIVE ARTS

- Calculates a mix of paint according to a ratio Uses fractions to represent the impact of contrast

GEOGRAPHY

- Compares large urban areas of Australia with the USA, e.g. location, population, spatial distribution, boundary divisions and major landform features

HISTORY

- Compares demographic data using graphs, percentages and numbers of any magnitude

MUSIC

- Calculates the length of musical segments to fit timeframes in multimedia presentations

SCIENCE

- Measures volume of water in a container before and after rainfall