Draft nsw maths syllabus


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Draft nsw maths syllabus

  1. 1. The draft NSW Mathematics Syllabus<br />Syllabus available from NSW Board of Studies<br />The content in this presentation is not endorsed by the NSW Board of Studies<br />
  2. 2. Timeline<br />14 June – 22 August: Consultation<br />October 2011 Final Syllabus, Consultation Report and BoS Endorsement<br />ACARA to finalise achievement standards by October<br />Term 4 Final Publication of Syllabus<br />2<br />Thursday, 16 June 2011<br />
  3. 3. NSW BOS Syllabus ↔ ACARA AustCurric<br />Implementation of the Australian Curriculum Content Descriptors, without change<br />NSW did not sign up to implement the elaborations<br />NSW Teachers only have to be concerned with NSW Syllabus (by implementing this, you implement the AC)<br />3<br />Thursday, 16 June 2011<br />
  4. 4. Development of Syllabus<br />The Current NSW Syllabus document have been acknowledged as a ‘quality document’<br />Direction taken from “direction for syllabus writers” document<br />Team of both primary and secondary mathematics writers<br />4<br />Thursday, 16 June 2011<br />
  5. 5. Features of the new Syllabus<br />Section 1 (pg 8) – Introduction, the same for all subjects<br />Section 2 (pg 11) – Rationale (rewritten for NSW, not ACARA’s<br />Section 3 (pg 12) – Place of the Mathematics Curriculum<br />Section 4 (pg 14) – Aims (these are from Acara, although one has been left out and incorporated in the objectives)<br />Section 5 (pg 15) – Objectives (Knowledge and Skills > WM, NA, MG, SP (new, from ACARA) and Values (updated)<br />Section 9.2 (pg358) – Stage Statements<br />Section 10 (pg358) – Assessment<br />5<br />Thursday, 16 June 2011<br />
  6. 6. Organisation of Content (p22)<br />Target diagram on <br />pg 22 now includes <br />Yr 7-10 (previously<br />Just K-6)<br />6<br />Thursday, 16 June 2011<br />
  7. 7. Organisation of Content (p22)<br />“Working Mathematically” Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning descriptions are from AC<br />Table linking Stage 5 pathways to Stage 6 (i.e. the important topics for stage 6 courses)<br />Additional content has been reviewed and restructured<br />Cross-curriculum areas are from ACARA, but the descriptions have been written by BoS as to what they might look like for Maths. Some have not been included (e.g. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders / ASIA)<br />7<br />Thursday, 16 June 2011<br />
  8. 8. Presentation of Content<br />Presented in stages (except for 7-10 life skills)<br />Stage 5 is treated as one stage (i.e. 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3 is all together for each substrand<br />Each stage is arranged by the 3 AC strands and then substrands<br />Generally content is in the stages prescribed by ACARA (some has been move earlier, e.g. Pythagoras’ Theorem has been moved to Stage 4, but is in Year 9 AC) – there was too much content in Stage 5, but not enough in stage 4<br />Stage 4 and 5 substrands have been strengthened<br />8<br />Thursday, 16 June 2011<br />
  9. 9. Presentation of Content<br />9<br />Thursday, 16 June 2011<br />
  10. 10. Treatment of Outcomes<br />Previously 1 outcome per topic. Now there are many.<br />Stage 4 and 5 have reduced the outcomes from 75 to 42<br />WM Outcomes are more prominent (at the top of each page<br />WM has 3 outcomes<br />10<br />Thursday, 16 June 2011<br />
  11. 11. Working Mathematically Outcomes<br />*.1 outcomes are ‘representation and communication’<br />*.2 outcomes are problem solving<br />*.3 outcomes are reasoning<br />No outcomes for Fluency and Understanding, as these are addressed in the content<br />*.4, *.5 etc. outcomes are for content<br />Only ONE content outcome per substrand<br />11<br />Thursday, 16 June 2011<br />
  12. 12. Feedback<br />Please give your feedback<br />My feedback:<br />Please write AC code next to AC content descriptor. This will allow for easy reference to content descriptors and searching the internet for resources will make it much easier!<br />Please use ACARAs icons for cross curriculum priorities rather than [N] [CCT] etc. <br />12<br />Thursday, 16 June 2011<br />