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Content K to Year 10 (Stages 1 to 5.3)

This table summarises the organisational structure for Mathematics from Early Stage 1 to Stage 5.3
 
Mathematics K to year 10
Time Frame for Completion (Indicative)K to Year 6End Year 8End Year 10
(Only Advanced year 10 students would be expected to take courses which complete both Stages 5.2 and 5.3.)
StageStages 1 to 3Stage 4Stage 5.1Stage 5.2Stage 5.3

Number

Whole Numbers

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Fractions and Decimals

Chance

Operations with Whole Numbers

Integers

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

Probability

Rational Numbers

Consumer Arithmetic

Probability

Rational Numbers

Consumer Arithmetic

Real Numbers

Probability

Patterns and Algebra

Patterns and Algebra

Number Patterns

Algebraic Techniques

Linear Relationships

Algebraic Techniques

Coordinate Geometry

Algebraic Techniques

Coordinate Geometry

Graphs of Physical Phenomena

Algebraic Techniques

Coordinate Geometry

Graphs of Physical Phenomena

# Curve Sketching and Polynomials

# Functions and Logarithms

Data

Data

Data Representation

Data Analysis and Evaluation

Data Representation and Analysis

Data Analysis and Evaluation

 

Measurement

Length

Area

Volume and Capacity

Mass

Time

Perimeter and Area

Surface Area and Volume

Time

Perimeter and Area

Trigonometry

Perimeter and Area

Surface Area and Volume

Trigonometry

Surface Area and Volume

Trigonometry

Space and Geometry

Three-dimensional Space

Two-dimensional Space

Position

Properties of Solids

Angles

Properties of Geometrical Figures

 

Properties of Geometrical Figures

Deductive Geometry

# Circle Geometry


Table: Abstracted from Mathematics Years 7-10 Syllabus. Board of Studies NSW, www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au, (October 2002) p. 13.

The syllabus states that:

  • Students intending to study the Stage 6 General Mathematics course should experience at least some of the 5.2 content, particularly the Patterns and Algebra topics and Trigonometry, if not all of the content.
  • Students intending to study the Stage 6 Mathematics course should experience the topics Real Numbers, Algebraic Techniques and Coordinate Geometry as well as at least some of Trigonometry and Deductive Geometry from 5.3 (identified by ), if not all of the content.
  • Students intending to study the Stage 6 Mathematics Extension 1 course should experience the optional topics (identified by #) Curve Sketching and Polynomials, Functions and Logarithms, and Circle Geometry.
  • Teachers may wish to include in their teaching and learning programs other non-essential material to broaden and deepen students' knowledge, skills and understanding and to meet students' interests.
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