Working Mathematically is integral to the learning process in mathematics. It provides students with the opportunity to engage in genuine mathematical activity and develop the skills to become flexible, critical and creative users of mathematics. In this syllabus, Working Mathematically builds on the skills developed in Stage 5, and encompasses six interrelated aspects which form the focus of the syllabus:
These six aspects of Working Mathematically are embedded across the range of syllabus objectives, outcomes and topics. Teachers extend students' level of proficiency in Working Mathematically by creating opportunities for development through a range of teaching and learning activities.
The two key components of assessment are created from these aspects:
Understanding, Fluency and Communicating
Problem Solving, Reasoning and Justification