### WORKING WITH CURRICULUM

# Mathematics

#### In this section:

**Maths expert**– with Professor Peter Sullivan – describes the essentials in maths learning –*video/workshop***The pedagogy of maths**– success for all – with Professor Martin Westwell –*video/print***What ‘Adelaideans’ think**about maths –*video/workshop***Maths animation (essence)**– key elements of the Australian Curriculum maths learning area –*video***Maths ‘Bringing it to Life’ [BitL]**– questioning tool: students thinking mathematically –*interactive resource***Maths BitL printables**– posters, placemats, questioning tools & overviews to use with F-10 students –*print***Audio series about the big ideas/concepts (Conceptual narratives)**– in maths that grow in complexity across the year levels –*audio***Maths booklets (Conceptual narratives – printable)**– taking the big ideas/concepts to practical classroom maths learning tasks F-10 –*prints***Problem solving in maths**– Professor Martin Westwell explains –*video***Maths explorer**– the maths curriculum at a glance – 1 reference page for each year level –*print***Maths Wordles**– identifying the core ideas of each section of the maths curriculum –*resources***STEM animation (essence)**– unpacking STEM (maths is one discipline within STEM) –*video***The ‘Randomiser’ tool**– bringing together the maths proficiencies and content –*video / interactive online tool*

## 1. Maths expert

### 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

### 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

###### 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?

###### 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.

#### Overview of Question Strands F-10

(PDF, 124KB)

#### F–2 Questions with examples

(PDF, 94KB)

#### 3-4 Questions with examples

(PDF, 97KB)

#### 5-6 Questions with examples

(PDF, 98KB)

#### 7-8 Questions with examples

(PDF, 96KB)

#### 9-10 Questions with examples

(PDF, 98KB)

#### Problem Solving Placemat

(PDF, 161KB)

#### Posters

(PDF, 124KB)

#### Student questioning tool

(PDF, 75KB)

## 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:

##### Using Units of Measurement:

#### Year 9

(PDF, 3MB)

#### Year 10-10A

(PDF, 2MB)

##### Patterns and Algebra:

##### Pythagoras and Trigonometry:

##### Money and Financial Mathematics:

##### Data Representation and Interpretation:

##### Chance:

##### Linear and Non-Linear Relationships:

##### Real Numbers:

## 9. Problem solving in maths

### 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:

## 11. Maths wordles

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

###### Downloads:

#### Aims

(PDF, 115KB)

#### Rationale

(PDF, 292KB)

#### Year level descriptions

(PDF, 268KB)

#### Achievement standards

(PDF, 278KB)

## 12. STEM – What is it for?

###### 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.