NSW Syllabuses

Stage 3 outcomes

Mathematics

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Stage 3outcomes

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 3outcomes

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