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Respect and Responsibility

Promoting values in education

Curriculum Mapping

Mathematics Stage 5
Syllabus links Opportunities for learning

Outcome NS5.1.2:

Solves consumer arithmetic problems involving earning and spending money

Students learn to:

  • make informed decisions related to purchases
  • compare employment conditions for different careers

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 NS5.2.2:

Solves consumer arithmetic problems involving compound interest, depreciation, and successive discounts

Students learn to:

  • analyse promotional and advertising material related to finance

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

Outcome NS5.3.2:

Solves probability problems involving compound events

Students learn to:

  • critically evaluate statements on chance and probability appearing in the media
  • recognise the use of probability by governments and companies

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 PAS5.2.3:

Uses formulae to find midpoint, distance and gradient and applies the gradient/intercept form to interpret and graph straight lines

Students learn to:

  • apply ethical considerations when using hardware and software

This is an opportunity to prepare students for effective and responsible participation in their society, taking account of ethical considerations.

Dimensions of respect and responsibility:

Outcome DS5.1.1:

Groups data to aid analysis and constructs frequency and cumulative frequency tables and graphs

Outcome DS5.2.1:

Uses the interquartile range and standard deviation to analyse data

Students learn to:

  • obtain data from different sources and discuss ethical issues that may arise from the data

This is an opportunity to prepare students for effective and responsible participation in their society, taking account of ethical considerations.

Dimensions of respect and responsibility:

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