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Mathematics - Foundation to Year 12

Foundation to Year 10 Australian Curriculum

The Australian Curriculum in Mathematics includes:

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

The writing of the F-10 Australian Curriculum: Mathematics commenced in 2009 with expert writers and advisory group members. The content for the F-10 Australian Curriculum: Mathematics was published in December 2010, following extensive consultation with a wide range of stakeholders, critical friend review and international benchmarking. It was developed with reference to the Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics (2009) and the Curriculum Design Paper v2.2. Following validation of the F-10 achievement standards during 2011, the final F-10 Australian Curriculum: Mathematics (content and achievement standards) was published at the end of 2011 on the Australian Curriculum website www.australiancurriculum.edu.au.
 

 Mathematics F-10 Development Timeline

Senior Secondary Curriculum


Implementing of the senior secondary Australian Curriculum

State and territory curriculum, assessment and certification authorities are responsible for how senior secondary courses are organised, and they will determine how the Australian Curriculum content and achievement standards are to be integrated into their courses. The state and territory authorities will also determine the assessment and certification specifications for those courses and any additional information, guidelines and rules to satisfy local requirements including advice on entry and exit points and credit for completed study. For more information, contact your local state or territory education authority.
 

Writing of the senior secondary Australian Curriculum

The writing of the senior secondary Australian Curriculum: Mathematics was developed with reference to Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics (2009) and the Curriculum Design Paper v2.2.
 
Australian Curriculum has been written for four senior secondary subjects within the Mathematics learning area. The subjects are differentiated, each focusing on meeting the learning needs of a particular group of senior secondary students. These subjects are:
  • 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.

Senior Secondary Mathematics Development Timeline

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Shape of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics (2009)
National Mathematics Curriculum: Framing paper (2009)