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School Math Class

Class information

This class is specifically open for year 7 and year 8 students.

Course content: Numbers and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability

The proficiency strands of understanding, fluency, problem-solving and reasoning are an integral part of mathematics content across the three content strands: number and algebra, measurement and geometry, and statistics and probability. The proficiencies reinforce the significance of working mathematically within the content and describe how the content is explored or developed. They provide the language to build in the developmental aspects of mathematics learning. The achievement standards reflect the content and encompass the proficiencies.

At this level:

  • understanding includes describing patterns in uses of indices with whole numbers, recognising equivalences between fractions, decimals, percentages and ratios, plotting points on the Cartesian plane, identifying angles formed by a transversal crossing a pair of lines, and connecting the laws and properties of numbers to algebraic terms and expressions

  • fluency includes calculating accurately with integers, representing fractions and decimals in various ways, investigating best buys, finding measures of central tendency and calculating areas of shapes and volumes of prisms

  • problem-solving includes formulating and solving authentic problems using numbers and measurements, working with transformations and identifying symmetry, calculating angles and interpreting sets of data collected through chance experiments

  • reasoning includes applying the number laws to calculations, applying known geometric facts to conclude shapes, applying an understanding of ratios and interpreting data displays.

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