1. Maths expert

https://youtu.be/EgEkjMRxOtg

Professor Peter Sullivan – mathematics

Video (4.08 mins)

Peter Sullivan is Professor of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education at Monash University and President of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers.

Here he speaks about the essentials of mathematics learning.

Downloads:

Maths workshop – expert voice

(PDF, 423KB)

The essentials of maths – the essentials in maths learning

2. The pedagogy of maths

https://youtu.be/O3ksR6xTgbw

The pedagogy of maths – success for all

Video (11.41 mins)

Professor Martin Westwell shows how the mathematics proficiencies are the basis of all learning areas. Ensuring access to the maths four proficiencies, not just fluency, is essential for higher order achievement for every student.

Downloads:

Connecting the maths proficiencies and the BiTL Tool

(PDF, 1MB)

Bringing together the four maths proficiencies and the questions from the BiTL Tool.

3. What ‘Adelaideans’ think about maths

https://youtu.be/3EwKlxM1kIs
Video (2.09 mins)

Teachers, students and community members talk about what they think maths is for.

This video clip promotes discussions to reflect on what we believe maths is for and what we want our students to take forward into their lives from it. We call this the essence of the learning area.

Downloads:

Maths workshop – Sound bites

(PDF, 424KB)

What ‘Adelaideans’ think about maths

4. Maths animation – What is it for?

https://youtu.be/89YWHwlR5u0
Video (4.06 mins)

A video animation describes the essence of maths and how the components of this learning area work together.

A useful starting point for a conversation with teachers, students and community.

5. Maths ‘Bringing it to life’ [BiTL]

A process tool that demonstrates how we can bring together what we want students to learn and how we want them to learn it – to engage our students in deep learning.

*Click the ‘enlarge icon’ to access the full benefits of this tool (located on the bottom right).

6. Maths BiTL printables

These posters, placemats, questioning tools and BitL overviews have been designed to be used in classrooms with students F-10.

Downloads:

Learning area specific resources available to be downloaded and printed.

7. The conceptual narratives for Learning Areas F-10

The audio series describes the big ideas and concepts in the curriculum of each learning area that grow in complexity across the year levels F-10. These brief descriptions give teachers clarity about the key concepts of each learning area and support designing learning to connect up concepts across multi-age groups.

*Click the ‘enlarge icon’ to access the full benefits of this tool (located on the bottom right).

8. Conceptual narrative – Maths printables

The resources show examples of how the BiTL questions can be used to develop conceptual understanding using specific learning area content from F-10.

Downloads:

Learning area specific resources available to be downloaded and printed.

Using Geometric Reasoning:

Year 8

(PDF, 2MB)

Year 9

(PDF, 2MB)

Year 10-10A

(PDF, 2MB)

Using Units of Measurement:

F-Year 2

(PDF, 7MB)

Year 3-4

(PDF, 8MB)

Year 5-7

(PDF, 7MB)

Year 8

(PDF, 2MB)

Year 9

(PDF, 3MB)

Year 10-10A

(PDF, 2MB)

Patterns and Algebra:

Year 8

(PDF, 9MB)

Year 9

(PDF, 8MB)

Year 10-10A

(PDF, 9MB)

Pythagoras and Trigonometry:

Year 9

(PDF, 2MB)

Year 10-10A

(PDF, 2MB)

Money and Financial Mathematics:

Year 8

(PDF, 2MB)

Year 9

(PDF, 2MB)

Year 10

(PDF, 2MB)

Data Representation and Interpretation:

Year 8

(PDF, 2MB)

Year 9

(PDF, 3MB)

Year 10-10A

(PDF, 3MB)

Chance:

Year 8

(PDF, 2MB)

Year 9

(PDF, 2MB)

Year 10-10A

(PDF, 2MB)

Linear and Non-Linear Relationships:

Year 8

(PDF, 2MB)

Year 9

(PDF, 2MB)

Year 10-10A

(PDF, 2MB)

Real Numbers:

Year 8

(PDF, 3MB)

Year 9

(PDF, 2MB)

Year 10-10A

(PDF, 2MB)

9. Problem solving in maths

https://youtu.be/VBBSq71amqw

Problem solving

Video (21.25 mins)

Professor Martin Westwell speaks about how difficult it can be for students to be effective problem solvers. He uses practical examples to show how we can design learning for our students to strengthen their problem solving capabilities.

10. Learning Area Explorer

The learning explorers (A3) summarise the Australian Curriculum learning area for easy reference during learning design.

Downloads:

Maths F

(PDF, 294KB)

Year 1

(PDF, 240KB)

Year 2

(PDF, 245KB)

Year 3

(PDF, 323KB)

Year 4

(PDF, 282KB)

Year 5

(PDF, 307KB)

Year 6

(PDF, 315KB)

Year 7

(PDF, 280KB)

Year 8

(PDF, 314KB)

Year 9

(PDF, 368KB)

Year 10

(PDF, 308KB)

Year 10A

(PDF, 485KB)

11. Maths wordles

Identifying the core ideas of each section of the maths curriculum.

Downloads:

Aims

(PDF, 115KB)

Rationale

(PDF, 292KB)

Achievement standards

(PDF, 278KB)

Content descriptions

(PDF, 240KB)

Organisation

(PDF, 299KB)

Proficiency strands

(PDF, 240KB)

12. STEM – What is it for?

https://youtu.be/YRUItMn89T0
Video (6.21 mins)

STEM is science, technologies and mathematics.
It is a key area of learning for students’ futures.
A video animation describes the essence of STEM and how the components of science, technologies and mathematics work together.
A useful starting point for a conversation with teachers, students and community.

13. Connecting content and essence

This tool supports teachers consider the Australian Curriculum Content Descriptions together with the ‘essence’ of the learning area. When they are considered together it influences how we design the learning.

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