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NSW Syllabuses

Stage 3 outcomes

Mathematics

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Stage 3
outcomes

A student:
  • describes and represents mathematical situations in a variety of ways using mathematical terminology and some conventions

    MA3-1WM
  • selects and applies appropriate problem-solving strategies, including the use of digital technologies, in undertaking investigations

    MA3-2WM
  • gives a valid reason for supporting one possible solution over another

    MA3-3WM
  • orders, reads and represents integers of any size and describes properties of whole numbers

    MA3-4NA
  • selects and applies appropriate strategies for addition and subtraction with counting numbers of any size

    MA3-5NA
  • selects and applies appropriate strategies for multiplication and division, and applies the order of operations to calculations involving more than one operation

    MA3-6NA
  • compares, orders and calculates with fractions, decimals and percentages

    MA3-7NA
  • analyses and creates geometric and number patterns, constructs and completes number sentences, and locates points on the Cartesian plane

    MA3-8NA
  • selects and uses the appropriate unit and device to measure lengths and distances, calculates perimeters, and converts between units of length

    MA3-9MG
  • selects and uses the appropriate unit to calculate areas, including areas of squares, rectangles and triangles

    MA3-10MG
  • selects and uses the appropriate unit to estimate, measure and calculate volumes and capacities, and converts between units of capacity

    MA3-11MG
  • selects and uses the appropriate unit and device to measure the masses of objects, and converts between units of mass

    MA3-12MG
  • uses 24-hour time and am and pm notation in real-life situations, and constructs timelines

    MA3-13MG
  • identifies three-dimensional objects, including prisms and pyramids, on the basis of their properties, and visualises, sketches and constructs them given drawings of different views

    MA3-14MG
  • manipulates, classifies and draws two-dimensional shapes, including equilateral, isosceles and scalene triangles, and describes their properties

    MA3-15MG
  • measures and constructs angles, and applies angle relationships to find unknown angles

    MA3-16MG
  • locates and describes position on maps using a grid-reference system

    MA3-17MG
  • uses appropriate methods to collect data and constructs, interprets and evaluates data displays, including dot plots, line graphs and two-way tables

    MA3-18SP
  • conducts chance experiments and assigns probabilities as values between 0 and 1 to describe their outcomes

    MA3-19SP

Science and Technology

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Stage 3
outcomes

A student:
  • shows interest in and enthusiasm for science and technology, responding to their curiosity, questions and perceived needs, wants and opportunities

    ST3-1VA
  • demonstrates a willingness to engage responsibly with local, national and global issues relevant to their lives, and to shaping sustainable futures

    ST3-2VA
  • develops informed attitudes about the current and future use and influence of science and technology based on reason

    ST3-3VA
  • investigates by posing questions, including testable questions, making predictions and gathering data to draw evidence-based conclusions and develop explanations

    ST3-4WS
  • plans and implements a design process, selecting a range of tools, equipment, materials and techniques to produce solutions that address the design criteria and identified constraints

    ST3-5WT
  • describes how scientific understanding about the sources, transfer and transformation of electricity is related to making decisions about its use

    ST3-6PW
  • uses scientific knowledge about the transfer of light to solve problems that directly affect people’s lives

    ST3-7PW
  • describes how discoveries by people from different cultures and times have contributed to advancing scientific understanding of the solar system

    ST3-8ES
  • explains rapid change at the Earth’s surface caused by natural events, using evidence provided by advances in technology and scientific understanding

    ST3-9ES
  • describes how structural features and other adaptations of living things help them to survive in their environment

    ST3-10LW
  • describes some physical conditions of the environment and how these affect the growth and survival of living things

    ST3-11LW
  • identifies the observable properties of solids, liquids and gases, and that changes made to materials are reversible or irreversible

    ST3-12MW
  • describes how the properties of materials determine their use for specific purposes

    ST3-13MW
  • describes systems in built environments and how social and environmental factors influence their design

    ST3-14BE
  • describes how social influences impact on the design and use of information and communication systems

    ST3-15I
  • describes systems used to produce or manufacture products, and the social and environmental influences on product design

    ST3-16P