Mathematics K-6 aims to:

  • create favourable attitudes towards mathematics and stimulate students' interest in mathematics.
  • develop in students a sound understanding of mathematical concepts, processes and strategies and the capacity to use these in solving problems.
  • develop in students the ability to recognise the mathematics in everyday situations.
  • develop in students the ability to apply their mathematics to analyse situations and solve real-life problems.
  • develop in students appropriate language for the effective communication of mathematical ideas and experiences.
  • develop in students an appreciation of the applications to mathematics of technology, including calculators and computers.
  • encourage students to use mathematics creatively in expressing new ideas and discoveries and to recognise the mathematical elements in other creative pursuits.
  • challenge students to achieve at a level of accuracy and excellence appropriate to their particular stage of development.

Syllabus Resources

A syllabus is a document that gives teachers an outline of what students are to be taught in a specific learning area.

The syllabus and other supporting material for Mathematics K-6 is available from the Board of Studies.


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