Here is the 2018 version. To quickly access in class type gomaths.net/dates into your address bar.

Updated for 2019: gomaths.net/dates

Updated for 2021: gomaths.net/dates

]]>DoE Numeracy Conference: the presentation is item 5a below. The continuum handout is item 6. NOTE, I have added an amendment after the presentation upon reading the NESA Course Descriptions released 21/6/17. The continuum handout is correct as per the Syllabus but incorrect as per the Course Descriptions.

This post is a single point to access some of the resources I'm developing as I investigate the new Mathematics Standard Stage 6 Syllabus (2017) released by the NSW Education Standards Authority.

**1. Course Description**: a summary view of the new syllabus

^Updated for November 2017

**2. Standard syllabus versus General syllabus**: includes each item in the new syllabus mapped to the old syllabus. Also includes links to the Australian Curriculum. This is not official, rather my best guess.

**3. Standard syllabus versus General syllabus - Presentation**: an overview of the topics in the new syllabus mapped to the old syllabus. Slides designed for presentation.

**4. Standard syllabus mapped to General syllabus**: an overview of the topics in the new syllabus mapped to the old syllabus. An abbreviated version of #2 above and slightly more detail than #3.

**5. 23/04/2017 Presentation: Mathematics Standard - What's new, what stays the same?**: a slide package that I will be presenting at Staff Development Day to my faculty. For that reason, some of the slides may be unclear without the context I will provide.

**5a. 22/6/2017 Presentation: Mathematics Standard - Orange is the new standard**: a slide package presented at Department of Education Numeracy for Learning K-12 Conference

**23/6/2017 NESA Course Descriptions**: they were released the day before I presented, but I had not read them. There are items in the course descriptions that are different to the syllabus and clarify other points. See this amendment.

**6. 29/04/2017 Mathematics Continuum of Learning**: from the Mathematics 7-10 Syllabus Continuum of Learning, I have used the new Stage 6 Standard syllabus to attempt to extend the Continuum of Learning. 24/6/17: Updated to include the assumed knowledge as identified in the Course Descriptions.

The interest points for me: Ratios and Rates: 5.2 Ratio and Rates not listed as required and no Rates and Ratios in Year 11. Measurement makes this almighty appearance in Year 11 and then turns into Trig and scale drawing. Mass makes a reappearance after last appearing in Stage 3.

*Documents above based on Mathematics Standard Stage Syllabus, NESA, 2017. They are not authorised NESA documents. They are for planning and review purposes only. Shared for use by teachers in schools only.*

Over on MathsLinks, I've started aligning content to the new Standard syllabus.

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7/4/16 7 - √4 = -1 + 6

27/5/16 2 + 7 - 5 = √16

(Date written as dd/mm/yy)

I didn't specifically refer to the sentence, nor make it an activity in class. A senior student in one class made a point of completing the number sentence if I hadn't. Another student in my roll class regularly pointed out if I had not written a sentence for the day.

In 2016 I had some help completing a list of sentences.

If you'd like to contribute to a list for 2017 (or just use the list) visit this Google Sheet:

For 2017, I have columns for two formats of the date dd/mm/yy and dd/mm/yyyy.

]]>In the new NSW Syllabus for Mathematics K-10 what used to be referred to as *scores* when analysing data are now called *data values*.

So the definition of mean is written as

$$\bar{x}=\frac{\text{sum of data values}}{\text{number of data values}}$$

]]>I used Post-It notes to demonstrate Pythagoras' Theorem to a class.

There's something nice and tangible about this simple demonstration.

I turned the idea into a animation:

]]>Variations of dice include two six-sided dice, two ten-sided dice or two custom dice (0 to 20) - the dice can show multiplication or addition and answers. ]]>

**Converting fractions, decimals and percentages**

This game focusses on the conversion between the common fractions and their equivalents decimals and percentages. The game is limited to fractions with a denominator of 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10.

If you're not sure how to use this Bingo game, have a look at this earlier post.

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There are some other line designs here.

]]>Also as a video, see MathsLinks.

Also as a video, see MathsLinks.

Also as a video, see MathsLinks.

]]>Instructions found in textbooks for using Excel in the course, are fairly prescriptive, taking away the opportunity for the students to work it out themselves.

I am putting together a web-site that demonstrates how to use Excel to complete common calculations. The idea is 1. teachers not familiar with Excel will have an easy to use reference and 2. students could use the site as a reference to put together their own spreadsheets (rather than being given step-by-step instructions).

The site is https://mathslinks.net/excel

I have a few calculations so far, from FM1, FM2 (financial mathematics) and DS3 (data). There's a suggestion link. Each calculation can be linked directly for student use (or referenced on an instruction sheet).

Share with your students, share with teachers, feedback welcome.

ps, it will take me a long time to cover the entire course. If you're interested in helping and know how to screen capture, get in touch.

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