NSW Syllabuses

# Stage 4 outcomes

### Mathematics

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#### Stage 4outcomes

##### A student:
• communicates and connects mathematical ideas using appropriate terminology, diagrams and symbols

MA4-1WM
• applies appropriate mathematical techniques to solve problems

MA4-2WM
• recognises and explains mathematical relationships using reasoning

MA4-3WM
• compares, orders and calculates with integers, applying a range of strategies to aid computation

MA4-4NA
• operates with fractions, decimals and percentages

MA4-5NA
• solves financial problems involving purchasing goods

MA4-6NA
• operates with ratios and rates, and explores their graphical representation

MA4-7NA
• generalises number properties to operate with algebraic expressions

MA4-8NA
• operates with positive-integer and zero indices of numerical bases

MA4-9NA
• uses algebraic techniques to solve simple linear and quadratic equations

MA4-10NA
• creates and displays number patterns; graphs and analyses linear relationships; and performs transformations on the Cartesian plane

MA4-11NA
• calculates the perimeters of plane shapes and the circumferences of circles

MA4-12MG
• uses formulas to calculate the areas of quadrilaterals and circles, and converts between units of area

MA4-13MG
• uses formulas to calculate the volumes of prisms and cylinders, and converts between units of volume

MA4-14MG
• performs calculations of time that involve mixed units, and interprets time zones

MA4-15MG
• applies Pythagoras’ theorem to calculate side lengths in right-angled triangles, and solves related problems

MA4-16MG
• classifies, describes and uses the properties of triangles and quadrilaterals, and determines congruent triangles to find unknown side lengths and angles

MA4-17MG
• identifies and uses angle relationships, including those related to transversals on sets of parallel lines

MA4-18MG
• collects, represents and interprets single sets of data, using appropriate statistical displays

MA4-19SP
• analyses single sets of data using measures of location, and range

MA4-20SP
• represents probabilities of simple and compound events

MA4-21SP

### Science

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#### Stage 4outcomes

##### A student:
• appreciates the importance of science in their lives and the role of scientific inquiry in increasing understanding of the world around them

SC4-1VA
• shows a willingness to engage in finding solutions to science-related personal, social and global issues, including shaping sustainable futures

SC4-2VA
• demonstrates confidence in making reasoned, evidence-based decisions about the current and future use and influence of science and technology, including ethical considerations

SC4-3VA
• identifies questions and problems that can be tested or researched and makes predictions based on scientific knowledge

SC4-4WS
• collaboratively and individually produces a plan to investigate questions and problems

SC4-5WS
• follows a sequence of instructions to safely undertake a range of investigation types, collaboratively and individually

SC4-6WS
• processes and analyses data from a first-hand investigation and secondary sources to identify trends, patterns and relationships, and draw conclusions

SC4-7WS
• selects and uses appropriate strategies, understanding and skills to produce creative and plausible solutions to identified problems

SC4-8WS
• presents science ideas, findings and information to a given audience using appropriate scientific language, text types and representations

SC4-9WS
• describes the action of unbalanced forces in everyday situations

SC4-10PW
• discusses how scientific understanding and technological developments have contributed to finding solutions to problems involving energy transfers and transformations

SC4-11PW
• describes the dynamic nature of models, theories and laws in developing scientific understanding of the Earth and solar system

SC4-12ES
• explains how advances in scientific understanding of processes that occur within and on the Earth, influence the choices people make about resource use and management

SC4-13ES
• relates the structure and function of living things to their classification, survival and reproduction

SC4-14LW
• explains how new biological evidence changes people's understanding of the world

SC4-15LW
• describes the observed properties and behaviour of matter, using scientific models and theories about the motion and arrangement of particles

SC4-16CW
• explains how scientific understanding of, and discoveries about, the properties of elements, compounds and mixtures relate to their uses in everyday life

SC4-17CW