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NSW Syllabuses


Knowledge, Understanding and Skills


  • develop efficient strategies to solve complex problems using pattern recognition, generalisation, proof and modelling techniques
  • develop their knowledge, understanding and skills to model and solve complex and interconnected problems in the areas of proof, vectors and mechanics, calculus and complex numbers
  • develop their problem-solving and reasoning skills to create appropriate mathematical models in a variety of forms and apply these to difficult unstructured problems
  • use mathematics as an effective means of communication and justification in complex situations.

Values and Attitudes

Students will value and appreciate:

  • mathematics as an essential and relevant part of life, recognising that its development and use has been largely in response to human needs by societies all around the globe
  • the importance of resilience and self-motivation in undertaking mathematical challenges.