The Australian Curriculum: Mathematics<br />AIS Mathematics HoDS Network Meeting<br />
Current Developments from ACARA<br />‘Final’ Australian Curriculum on the web<br />Scope and Sequence <br />A continuum of...
Assessment and Reporting<br />Proposed transition strategy to move from current practices to more nationally consistent as...
Resources: Scootle<br />Australian Curriculum Connect<br />http://www.scootle.edu.au/<br />Example 1<br />Example 2<br />U...
Senior Curriculum: Year 11-12<br />Course A<br />There is too much content<br />The number and purpose of the investigatio...
Senior Curriculum: Year 11-12<br />Course B<br />More challenging than the original intent. Course B is no longer the cour...
Senior Curriculum: Year 11-12<br />Course C<br />The course is very full for the time allocation and some students will no...
Senior Curriculum: Year 11-12<br />Course D<br />The growth of Statistics has come at the expense of other topics such as ...
Senior Curriculum: Year 11-12<br />States and territories will continue to offer subjects that do not overlap significantl...
For New South Wales…<br />States continue to offer courses in areas not covered by AC<br />New Syllabus to be presented in...
Indicative timeline (may change)<br />11<br />Thursday, 31 March 2011<br />
Implementation<br />Unofficial policy to have new syllabus documents in schools for a year prior to implementation<br />Op...
New Syllabus Documents<br />Presented in Stages<br />Keep the current Stage 5.1 / 5.2 / 5.3 structure<br />Outcomes retain...
New Syllabus Documents<br />Consultation opportunities in 2011<br />Give your feedback! Attend the BOS consultation sessio...
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Australian curriculum presentation 31 march 2011

  1. 1. The Australian Curriculum: Mathematics<br />AIS Mathematics HoDS Network Meeting<br />
  2. 2. Current Developments from ACARA<br />‘Final’ Australian Curriculum on the web<br />Scope and Sequence <br />A continuum of teaching like we currently have<br />Final (Final?) Australian Curriculum for Mathematics in October<br />2<br />Thursday, 31 March 2011<br />
  3. 3. Assessment and Reporting<br />Proposed transition strategy to move from current practices to more nationally consistent assessment and reporting arrangements (to avoid a dual approach).<br />Revise and publish content and achievement standards with work samples; achievement standard linked to mid point on a 5 point scale<br />Mid Oct 2010 – Dec 2011: validate achievement standards; build range of work samples<br />From 2013: longer term policy on assessment and reporting<br />Thursday, 31 March 2011<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Resources: Scootle<br />Australian Curriculum Connect<br />http://www.scootle.edu.au/<br />Example 1<br />Example 2<br />Username and password required – see your IT Department (all schools have access)<br />No need for student username/passwords, students use a PIN to access activities you set up.<br />4<br />Thursday, 31 March 2011<br />
  5. 5. Senior Curriculum: Year 11-12<br />Course A<br />There is too much content<br />The number and purpose of the investigations needs to be reviewed<br />More specific information regarding the use of technology<br />Respective topics within the course should be numbered to provide ease and avoid confusion. For example, Statistics 1 in Unit 2 and Statistics 2 in Unit 3<br />Not enough new material in Statistics beyond what is learnt in F-10<br />5<br />Thursday, 31 March 2011<br />
  6. 6. Senior Curriculum: Year 11-12<br />Course B<br />More challenging than the original intent. Course B is no longer the course that the majority of students will select.<br />There is an emphasis on Statistics in the content, yet this is not yet reflected in the Rationale <br />The Data Analysis topic seems dry and repetitive from F-10<br />The Price Index Numbers and Financial Modelling units are not accessible to all students in the cohort<br />6<br />Thursday, 31 March 2011<br />
  7. 7. Senior Curriculum: Year 11-12<br />Course C<br />The course is very full for the time allocation and some students will not cope with the level of rigour, knowledge and skills that is being expected of them <br />The time allocation does not allow for examinations at the end of fourth semester <br />Concern there has been so much change and an increase in the amount of Statistics <br />Assumed knowledge should be included for all topics <br />The order of topics need to be considered in relation to the tools needed for Course D<br />Much of the content in Functions and Graphs is revision of Year 10 work<br />7<br />Thursday, 31 March 2011<br />
  8. 8. Senior Curriculum: Year 11-12<br />Course D<br />The growth of Statistics has come at the expense of other topics such as Geometry <br />Less need for geometric proof and more need for algebraic proof<br />A 5 hour time allocation is not suitable for the recursion topic<br />Need for clear statements about the use of technology and what technology should be used.<br />8<br />Thursday, 31 March 2011<br />
  9. 9. Senior Curriculum: Year 11-12<br />States and territories will continue to offer subjects that do not overlap significantly with the Australian Curriculum subjects.<br />The list of Australian Curriculum subjects may grow in time if there is national agreement.<br />Looking at all feedback given<br />Consultation again in Mid 2011<br />Planned release December 2011 ‘for further consultation in 2012’<br />9<br />Thursday, 31 March 2011<br />
  10. 10. For New South Wales…<br />States continue to offer courses in areas not covered by AC<br />New Syllabus to be presented in an online format (like AC) and also print version, PDF and Word version<br />10<br />Thursday, 31 March 2011<br />
  11. 11. Indicative timeline (may change)<br />11<br />Thursday, 31 March 2011<br />
  12. 12. Implementation<br />Unofficial policy to have new syllabus documents in schools for a year prior to implementation<br />Option to implement in 2012 for interested schools (?)<br />Implementation 2013 to be ‘substantial’<br />Senior years – very vague at this stage: what it will look like for NSW is unknown!<br />12<br />Thursday, 31 March 2011<br />
  13. 13. New Syllabus Documents<br />Presented in Stages<br />Keep the current Stage 5.1 / 5.2 / 5.3 structure<br />Outcomes retained<br />Key ideas removed<br />Background info retained & updated<br />Working Mathematically converted to the language of the proficiency strands: Problem Solving, Fluency, Understanding and Reasoning) <br />Working Mathematically to be linked to Knowledge and Skills content<br />13<br />Thursday, 31 March 2011<br />
  14. 14. New Syllabus Documents<br />Consultation opportunities in 2011<br />Give your feedback! Attend the BOS consultation sessions when they are scheduled.<br />Get your departments to look at the Syllabus documents as the come out and give feedback!<br />14<br />Thursday, 31 March 2011<br />

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