In today's increasingly technology based society, a
knowledge and understanding of mathematics is becoming ever more
many aspects of everyday life. The goal of the Primary School
mathematics curriculum is to structure mathematics education so that
the enjoyment and fascination of mathematics and see the value and
of it as they gain confidence and skills. All children need to be
with a broad range of mathematical concepts as well as arithmetical
At each grade level, children will gain essential and progressive understanding and see
in the mathematical areas, which represent the main strands of the
Special emphasis is placed on problem-solving experiences, their
and the importance of communicating mathematical ideas effectively. Students will engage with five strands of mathematics to develop the following understandings:
number system is a language for describing quantities and the
relationships between quantities.
operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are related
to one another and are used to process information in order to solve
Pattern and Function
study of mathematical patterns and function helps us to organise and
understand the world around us.
repetitive features of patterns can be identified and described as
generalised rules called functions.
Shape and Space
regions, paths and boundaries of natural space can be described by shape.
understanding of the interrelationships of shape allows us to interpret,
understand and appreciate our multi-dimensional world.
is the assignment of a numerical value to an attribute of an object.
variety of tools and techniques allow us to understand attributes, and
apply units and systems, of measurement.
- Data can be recorded, organised, represented and summarised in a
variety of ways.
- Probability can be expressed qualitatively by using terms such as unlikely,
certain or impossible. It can be expressed quantitatively on a