Mathematics - Foundation to Year 12
Foundation to Year 10 Australian Curriculum
The Australian Curriculum in Mathematics includes:
- The Foundation to Year 10 Australian Curriculum: Mathematics
- The senior secondary subjects of Essential Mathematics, General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics.
The F-10 Australian Curriculum: Mathematics provides students with essential mathematical skills and knowledge in Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability. It develops the numeracy capabilities that all students need in their personal, work and civic life, and provides the fundamentals on which mathematical specialties and professional applications of mathematics are built.
Implementing the Foundation to Year 10 Australian Curriculum
Schools, states and territories are responsible for implementation of the F-10 Australian Curriculum. Each state and territory has its own implementation plan, along with support programs for teachers. Further information about the implementation plans and programs of the F-10 Australian Curriculum: Mathematics for each state or territory can be found in the following summary of implementation, or by contacting your local school or education authority.
Writing of the Foundation to Year 10 Australian Curriculum
Mathematics F-10 Development Timeline
Senior Secondary Curriculum
Implementing of the senior secondary Australian Curriculum
Writing of the senior secondary Australian Curriculum
- Essential Mathematics
- General Mathematics
- Mathematical Methods
- Specialist Mathematics
The writing of the senior secondary Australian Curriculum commenced in 2009 with expert writers and advisory group members. An initial draft of the senior secondary Mathematics subjects was published for national consultation in 2010. Consultation meetings were held throughout June and July 2010 and many groups made submissions. Following consultation and in response to that feedback, writing recommenced in May 2011 and a national forum was held in August 2011. The recommendations of all the stakeholders were incorporated into the documents and further consultation with curriculum authorities and professional associations were undertaken prior to the release of the draft senior secondary Australian Curriculum: Mathematics for national public consultation between May and July 2012. The consultation feedback (see Consultation Report) along with national and international feedback contributed to further revisions and consultation with state and territory education authorities in August and September 2012. Final revised and quality assured documents were approved by the Standing Council of Ministers in December 2012. The final senior secondary curriculum is published on the Australian Curriculum website www.australiancurriculum.edu.au.