In Mathematics, students use ideas about algebra, number, space and chance, and mathematical ways of representing patterns and relationships, to describe, interpret and reason about their and social and physical world. Mathematics plays a key role in the development of student’s numeracy and assists learning areas across the curriculum.
Students should learn to read, write and speak mathematics in a variety of contexts and forms so that they can interpret and convey mathematical ideas, interpret prose containing mathematical forms and continue to use and learn mathematics autonomously. Whether dealing with familiar or unfamiliar tasks they need to:
- recognise when mathematics might help
- choose appropriate mathematics
- decide on levels of precision and accuracy
- do the mathematics
- interpret the results, and
- judge the reasonableness of results and appropriateness of the methods used.