The Mathematics and numeracy Area of Learning and Experience is concerned with developing a good, lasting understanding of mathematical concepts and the confidence to use and apply numerical skills in everyday life. It includes experiences that enable children and young people to develop their broader numeracy and financial skills by exploring relationships in quantities, space and data, and to apply them to real-life situations.
Maths – Statements of what matters
- The number system is used to represent and compare relationships between numbers and quantities.
- Algebra uses symbol systems to express the structure of mathematical relationships.
- Geometry focuses on relationships involving shape, space and position, and measurement focuses on quantifying phenomena in the physical world.
- Statistics represent data, probability models chance, and both support informed inferences and decisions.