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Curriculum Mapping

Mathematics Stage 4
Syllabus links Opportunities for learning

Outcome NS4.1:

Recognises the properties of special groups of whole numbers and applies a range of strategies to aid computation

Students learn to:

  • discuss strengths and weaknesses of different number systems from past and present cultures

Students will understand and appreciate social, cultural and historical context and participate as informed and active citizens.

Dimensions of respect and responsibility:

Outcome NS4.3:

Operates with fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios and rates

Students learn to:

  • question the reasonableness of statements in the media that involve fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios or rates

Through analysis and evaluation students can make responsible and informed decisions in relation to their world.

Outcome NS4.4:

Solves probability problems involving simple events

Students learn to:

  • evaluate media statements involving probability

The ability to make informed decisions and to interpret and apply mathematics in a variety of contexts is an essential component of students’ preparation for life in the twenty-first century.

Outcome DS4.1:

Constructs, reads and interprets graphs, tables, charts and statistical information

Students learn to:

  • analyse graphical displays to recognise features that may cause a misleading interpretation

Students will understand and appreciate the technological world and make responsible and informed decisions in relation to their world.

Outcome DS4.2:

Collects statistical data using either a census or a sample and analyses data using measures of location and range

Students learn to:

  • discuss ethical issues that may arise from collected data
  • detect bias in the selection of a sample
  • interpret media reports and advertising that quote various statistics

The ability to make informed decisions and to interpret and apply mathematics in a variety of contexts is an essential component of students’ preparation for life in the twenty-first century.

Dimensions of respect and responsibility:

Outcome SGS4.4:

Identifies congruent and similar two-dimensional figures stating the relevant conditions

Students learn to:

  • find examples of similar and congruent figures embedded in designs from many cultures and historical periods

Students will express themselves through creative activity and engage with the artistic and cultural work of others.

Dimensions of respect and responsibility:

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