The Mathematics curriculum comprises the proficiency strands Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning. The proficiency strands are an integral part of the 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 the learning of mathematics.

Year 3 students will…

– recognise the connection between addition and subtraction
– solve problems using efficient strategies for multiplication
– model and represent unit fractions
– represent money values in various ways
– identify symmetry in the environment
– match positions on maps with given information
– recognise angles in real situations
– interpret and compare data displays
– count to and from 10 000
– classify numbers as either odd or even
– recall addition and multiplication facts for single-digit numbers
– correctly count out change from financial transactions
– continue number patterns involving addition and subtraction
– use metric units for length, mass and capacity
– tell time to the nearest minute
– make models of three-dimensional objects
– conduct chance experiments and list possible outcomes
– conduct simple data investigations for categorical variables

Year 4 students will…

– use strategies for calculations involving multiplication and division
– recognise common equivalent fractions in familiar contexts
– make connections between fraction and decimal notations
– solve simple purchasing problems
– describe number patterns resulting from multiplication
– compare areas of regular and irregular shapes using informal units
– solve problems involving time duration
– interpret information contained in maps
– identify dependent and independent events
– describe different methods for data collection and representation
– use the properties of odd and even numbers
– recall multiplication facts to 10 x 10 and related division facts
– locate familiar fractions on a number line
– continue number sequences involving multiples of single digit numbers
– use instruments to measure temperatures, lengths, shapes & objects
– convert between units of time
– create symmetrical shapes and patterns
– classify angles in relation to a right angle
– list the probabilities of everyday events
– construct data displays from given or collected data

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