FOCUS AREA 1: Mental computation and numerical reasoning
A student identifies mathematical information, understands numbers, calculates, estimates and solves problems

early in STAGE 3

UNDERSTANDING MATHEMATICAL INFORMATION IN TEXTS AND TASKS
  • Identifies and interprets simple mathematical information in texts, tables and diagrams in familiar and routine contexts
  • Recognises and uses the symbol < and >

 

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APPLYING WHOLE NUMBER CONCEPTS
  • Understands numbers of any size including larger than a million
  • Reads, writes, orders and states the place value of digits in any number
  • Determines factors and multiples of whole numbers

 

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ESTIMATING AND PROBLEM SOLVING
  • Estimates the solution to a problem and checks the solution for accuracy

 

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APPLYING ADDITION, SUBTRACTION, MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION
  • Selects and applies efficient mental, written and calculator strategies for addition and subtraction
  • Solves word problems and records the strategy used
  • Uses a range of mental and written strategies and algorithms to multiply by one- and two-digit numbers
  • Uses a range of mental and written strategies to divide numbers with three or more digits by a one-digit operator including those that result in a remainder

 

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UNDERSTANDING FRACTIONS, DECIMALS, PERCENTAGES, RATES, RATIOS
  • Compares and orders fractions with denominators of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 100
  • Expresses mixed numerals as improper fractions and vice versa
  • Models strategies to add and subtract fractions with the same denominator
  • Applies the place value system to represent thousandths as a decimal
  • Compares, orders and represents decimals of up to three decimal places

 

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UNDERSTANDING MONEY AND FINANCE
  • Creates a simple budget
  • Uses estimation to check answers to calculations
  • Solves word problems involving money and records the strategies used

 

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KLA APPLICATION AND CONSIDERATIONS

HISTORY

  • Uses mathematical language to describe significant historical people and events

MUSIC

  • Continues to explore metre, rhythm and subdivision of beats, including in traditional notation
  • Can identify patterns in number and can invert these
  • Identifies relationship of music to mathematics

DANCE

  • Combines multiple movement sequences

VISUAL ARTS

  • Creates symbols to represent a series of numbers in a grid and uses mathematical equations to create artworks from these symbols
  • Create models of fractions
  • Consider and identify the use of patterns in art and the relationship to number
  • Create artworks incorporating numbers or symbols

DRAMA

  • Role play budgeting and money situations
  • Role play word problems and possible solutions

 

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