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Years 7–10 Life Skills outcomes tables

Years 7–10 Life Skills Outcomes

Objective – Working Mathematically
Students:

  • develop understanding and fluency in mathematics through inquiry, exploring and connecting mathematical concepts, choosing and applying problem-solving skills and mathematical techniques, communication and reasoning

Life Skills outcomes
A student:

MALS-1WM responds to and uses mathematical language to demonstrate understanding

MALS-2WM applies mathematical strategies to solve problems

MALS-3WM uses reasoning to recognise mathematical relationships

Objective – Number and Algebra
Students:

  • develop efficient strategies for numerical calculation, recognise patterns, describe relationships and apply algebraic techniques and generalisation

Life Skills outcomes
A student:

MALS-4NA recognises language used to represent number

MALS-5NA counts in familiar contexts

MALS-6NA reads and represents numbers

MALS-7NA compares and orders numbers

MALS-8NA recognises and compares fractions in everyday contexts

MALS-9NA represents and operates with fractions, decimals or percentages in everyday contexts

MALS-10NA selects and uses strategies for addition and subtraction

MALS-11NA selects and uses strategies for multiplication and division

MALS-12NA recognises and matches coins and notes

MALS-13NA compares and orders coins and notes

MALS-14NA reads and writes amounts of money

MALS-15NA calculates with money

MALS-16NA makes informed decisions about purchasing goods and services

MALS-17NA plans and manages personal finances

MALS-18NA recognises and continues repeating patterns

MALS-19NA calculates missing values by completing simple number sentences

Objective – Measurement and Geometry
Students:

  • identify, visualise and quantify measures and the attributes of shapes and objects, and explore measurement concepts and geometric relationships, applying formulas, strategies and geometric reasoning in the solution of problems

Life Skills outcomes
A student:

MALS-20MG recognises time in familiar contexts

MALS-21MG recognises and relates time in a range of contexts

MALS-22MG reads and interprets time in a variety of situations

MALS-23MG calculates and measures time and duration in everyday contexts

MALS-24MG organises personal time and manages scheduled activities

MALS-25MG estimates and measures in everyday contexts

MALS-26MG recognises and uses units to estimate and measure length

MALS-27MG selects and uses units to estimate and measure mass

MALS-28MG selects and uses units to estimate and measure volume and capacity

MALS-29MG applies formal units to estimate and calculate area

MALS-30MG recognises, matches and sorts three-dimensional objects and/or two-dimensional shapes

MALS-31MG identifies the features of three-dimensional objects and/or two-dimensional shapes and applies these in a range of contexts

MALS-32MG responds to and uses the language of position in everyday contexts

MALS-33MG recognises that maps and plans are a representation of positions in space

MALS-34MG uses maps and plans in a range of contexts

Objective – Statistics and Probability
Students:

  • collect, represent, analyse, interpret and evaluate data, assign and use probabilities, and make sound judgements

Life Skills outcomes
A student:

MALS-35SP recognises data displayed in a variety of formats

MALS-36SP gathers, organises and displays data

MALS-37SP interprets information and draws conclusions from data displays

MALS-38SP recognises and uses the language of chance in a range of contexts

MALS-39SP recognises the elements of chance and probability in everyday events



Years 7–10 Life Skills and Related Syllabus Outcomes

Objective – Working Mathematically

Students:

  • develop understanding and fluency in mathematics through inquiry, exploring and connecting mathematical concepts, choosing and applying problem-solving skills and mathematical techniques, communication and reasoning

Life Skills outcomes

A student:

Related Stage 4/5 outcomes

A student:

MALS-1WM responds to and uses mathematical language to demonstrate understanding

MA4-1WM communicates and connects mathematical ideas using appropriate terminology, diagrams and symbols

MA5.1-1WM uses appropriate terminology, diagrams and symbols in mathematical contexts

MA5.2-1WM selects appropriate notations and conventions to communicate mathematical ideas and solutions

MALS-2WM applies mathematical strategies to solve problems

MA4-2WM applies appropriate mathematical techniques to solve problems

MA5.1-2WM selects and uses appropriate strategies to solve problems

MA5.2-2WM interprets mathematical or real-life situations, systematically applying appropriate strategies to solve problems

MALS-3WM uses reasoning to recognise mathematical relationships

MA4-3WM recognises and explains mathematical relationships using reasoning

MA5.1-3WM provides reasoning to support conclusions that are appropriate to the context

MA5.2-3WM constructs arguments to prove and justify results

Objective – Number and Algebra

Students:

  • develop efficient strategies for numerical calculation, recognise patterns, describe relationships and apply algebraic techniques and generalisation

Life Skills outcomes

A student:

Related Stage 4/5 outcomes

A student:

MALS-4NA recognises language used to represent number

MALS-5NA counts in familiar contexts

MALS-6NA reads and represents numbers

MALS-7NA compares and orders numbers

MA4-4NA compares, orders and calculates with integers, applying a range of strategies to aid computation

MALS-8NA recognises and compares fractions in everyday contexts

MALS-9NA represents and operates with fractions, decimals or percentages in everyday contexts

MA4-5NA operates with fractions, decimals and percentages

MALS-10NA selects and uses strategies for addition and subtraction

MALS-11NA selects and uses strategies for multiplication and division

MA4-4NA compares, orders and calculates with integers, applying a range of strategies to aid computation

MALS-12NA recognises and matches coins and notes

MALS-13NA compares and orders coins and notes

MALS-14NA reads and writes amounts of money

MALS-15NA calculates with money

MALS-16NA makes informed decisions about purchasing goods and services

MALS-17NA plans and manages personal finances

MA4-6NA solves financial problems involving purchasing goods

MA5.1-4NA solves financial problems involving earning, spending and investing money

MA5.2-4NA solves financial problems involving compound interest

MALS-18NA recognises and continues repeating patterns

MA4-8NA generalises number properties to operate with algebraic expressions

MALS-19NA calculates missing values by completing simple number sentences

MA4-7NA operates with ratios and rates, and explores their graphical representation

MA4-10NA uses algebraic techniques to solve simple linear and quadratic equations

MA5.2-8NA solves linear and simple quadratic equations, linear inequalities and linear simultaneous equations, using analytical and graphical techniques



Objective – Measurement and Geometry

Students:

  • identify, visualise and quantify measures and the attributes of shapes and objects, and explore measurement concepts and geometric relationships, applying formulas, strategies and geometric reasoning in the solution of problems

Life Skills outcomes

A student:

Related Stage 4/5 outcomes

A student:

MALS-20MG recognises time in familiar contexts

MALS-21MG recognises and relates time in a range of contexts

MALS-22MG reads and interprets time in a variety of situations

MALS-23MG calculates and measures time and duration in everyday contexts

MALS-24MG organises personal time and manages scheduled activities

MA4-15MG performs calculations of time that involve mixed units, and interprets time zones

MALS-25MG estimates and measures in everyday contexts

MALS-26MG recognises and uses units to estimate and measure length

MA4-12MG calculates the perimeters of plane shapes and the circumferences of circles

MALS-27MG selects and uses units to estimate and measure mass

 

MALS-28MG selects and uses units to estimate and measure volume and capacity

MA4-14MG uses formulas to calculate the volumes of prisms and cylinders, and converts between units of volume

MA5.2-12MG applies formulas to calculate the volumes of composite solids composed of right prisms and cylinders

MALS-29MG applies formal units to estimate and calculate area

MA4-13MG uses formulas to calculate the areas of quadrilaterals and circles, and converts between units of area

MA5.1-8MG calculates the areas of composite shapes, and the surface areas of rectangular and triangular prisms

MA5.2-11MG calculates the surface areas of right prisms, cylinders and related composite solids

MALS-30MG recognises, matches and sorts three-dimensional objects and/or two-dimensional shapes

MALS-31MG identifies the features of three-dimensional objects and/or two-dimensional shapes and applies these in a range of contexts

MA4-14MG uses formulas to calculate the volumes of prisms and cylinders, and converts between units of volume

MA4-17MG classifies, describes and uses the properties of triangles and quadrilaterals, and determines congruent triangles to find unknown side lengths and angles

MA5.2-12MG applies formulas to calculate the volumes of composite solids composed of right prisms and cylinders

MALS-32MG responds to and uses the language of position in everyday contexts

MALS-33MG recognises that maps and plans are a representation of positions in space

MALS-34MG uses maps and plans in a range of contexts

MA4-11NA creates and displays number patterns; graphs and analyses linear relationships; and performs transformations on the Cartesian plane

MA5.1-6NA determines the midpoint, gradient and length of an interval, and graphs linear relationships

MA5.1-11MG describes and applies the properties of similar figures and scale drawings

Objective – Statistics and Probability

Students:

  • collect, represent, analyse, interpret and evaluate data, assign and use probabilities, and make sound judgements

Life Skills outcomes

A student:

Related Stage 4/5 outcomes

A student:

MALS-35SP recognises data displayed in a variety of formats

MALS-36SP gathers, organises and displays data

MALS-37SP interprets information and draws conclusions from data displays

MA4-19SP collects, represents and interprets single sets of data, using appropriate statistical displays

MA5.1-12SP uses statistical displays to compare sets of data, and evaluates statistical claims made in the media

MA5.2-15SP uses quartiles and box plots to compare sets of data, and evaluates sources of data

MALS-38SP recognises and uses the language of chance in a range of contexts

MALS-39SP recognises the elements of chance and probability in everyday events

MA4-21SP represents probabilities of simple and compound events

MA5.1-13SP calculates relative frequencies to estimate probabilities of simple and compound events

MA5.2-16SP investigates relationships between two statistical variables, including their relationship over time

MA5.2-17SP describes and calculates probabilities in multi-step chance experiments