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NSW Syllabuses

Mathematics Life Skills Stage 6 and Related Mathematics Standard Stage 6 Syllabus Outcomes

The Mathematics Life Skills Stage 6 outcomes align with the outcomes of the Mathematics Standard Stage 6 Syllabus to provide opportunities for integrated delivery.

Objective

Students:

  • develop the ability to apply reasoning, and the use of appropriate language, in the evaluation and construction of arguments and the interpretation and use of models based on mathematical concepts
Life Skills outcomes
A student:
Related Mathematics Standard outcomes
A student:
MALS6-1 explores mathematical concepts, reasoning and language to solve problems
MS11-1 uses algebraic and graphical techniques to compare alternative solutions to contextual problems
MS1-12-1 uses algebraic and graphical techniques to evaluate and construct arguments in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts
MS2-12-1 uses detailed algebraic and graphical techniques to critically evaluate and construct arguments in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts
MALS6-2 engages with mathematical symbols, diagrams, graphs and tables to represent information accurately
MS11-2 represents information in symbolic, graphical and tabular form
MS1-12-2 analyses representations of data in order to make predictions and draw conclusions
MS2-12-2 analyses representations of data in order to make inferences, predictions and draw conclusions

 

Objective

Students:

  • develop the ability to use concepts and apply techniques to the solution of problems in algebra and modelling, measurement, financial mathematics, data and statistics, probability and networks
Life Skills outcomes
A student:
Related Mathematics Standard outcomes
A student:
MALS6-3 engages with appropriate tools, units and levels of accuracy in measurement
MS11-3 solves problems involving quantity measurement, including accuracy and the choice of relevant units
MS1-12-3 interprets the results of measurements and calculations and makes judgements about their reasonableness
MS2-12-3 interprets the results of measurements and calculations and makes judgements about their reasonableness, including the degree of accuracy and the conversion of units where appropriate
MALS6-4 explores contexts of everyday measurement
MS11-4 performs calculations in relation to two-dimensional and three-dimensional figures
MS1-12-4 analyses simple two-dimensional and three-dimensional models to solve practical problems
MS2-12-4 analyses two-dimensional and three-dimensional models to solve practical problems
MALS6-5 demonstrates understanding of money
MALS6-6 explores money management and financial decision-making
MS11-5 models relevant financial situations using appropriate tools
MS1-12-5 makes informed decisions about financial situations likely to be encountered post-school
MS2-12-5 makes informed decisions about financial situations, including annuities and loan repayments
MALS6-7 demonstrates understanding of number and patterns in a range of contexts
MALS6-8 solves problems using number and patterns in real-life situations
MS11-6 makes predictions about everyday situations based on simple mathematical models
MS1-12-6 represents the relationships between changing quantities in algebraic and graphical forms
MS2-12-6 solves problems by representing the relationships between changing quantities in algebraic and graphical forms
MALS6-9 uses data in a range of contexts
MS11-7 develops and carries out simple statistical processes to answer questions posed
MS1-12-7 solves problems requiring statistical processes
MS2-12-7 solves problems requiring statistical processes, including the use of the normal distribution and the correlation of bivariate data
MALS6-10 explores probability in a range of contexts
MS11-8 solves probability problems involving multistage events
MALS6-11 explores plans, maps, networks and timetables
MS1-12-8 applies network techniques to solve network problems
MS2-12-8 solves problems using networks to model decision-making in practical problems

 

Objective

Students:

  • develop the ability to use mathematical skills and techniques, aided by appropriate technology, to organise information and interpret practical situations
Life Skills outcomes
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Related Mathematics Standard outcomes
A student:
MALS6-13 engages with mathematical skills and techniques, including technology, to investigate, explain and organise information
MS11-9 uses appropriate technology to investigate, organise and interpret information in a range of contexts
MS1-12-9 chooses and uses appropriate technology effectively and recognises appropriate times for such use
MS2-12-9 chooses and uses appropriate technology effectively in a range of contexts, and applies critical thinking to recognise appropriate times and methods for such use

 

Objective

Students:

  • develop the ability to interpret and communicate mathematics in a variety of written and verbal forms, including diagrams and graphs
Life Skills outcomes
A student:
Related Mathematics Standard outcomes
A student:
MALS6-14 communicates mathematical ideas and relationships using a variety of strategies
MS11-10 justifies a response to a given problem using appropriate mathematical terminology and/or calculations
MS1-12-10 uses mathematical argument and reasoning to evaluate conclusions, communicating a position clearly to others
MS2-12-10 uses mathematical argument and reasoning to evaluate conclusions, communicating a position clearly to others and justifying a response