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Mathematics involves the development of students’ thinking, understanding, competence and confidence in the application of Mathematics, their creativity, enjoyment and appreciation of the subject and their engagement in life long learning.

The essential content for mathematics in K–10 is structured using one process strand

  • Working Mathematically
and five content strands
  • Number
  • Patterns and Algebra
  • Data
  • Measurement
  • Space and Geometry

These strands contain the knowledge, skills and understanding for the study of mathematics in the compulsory years of schooling.

Strands are used as organisers of outcomes and content to assist teachers with planning, programming, assessment and reporting.