Mathematics is the study of numbers, data, space and shapes using a sophisticated and abstract system that involves mathematical processes, thinking, rules and symbols.
Studying mathematics helps students to develop a unique and powerful way of investigating patterns, order, generality and uncertainty.
For mathematics to make sense to students they need to know about it, know how to do it, and know why, when and where to use it.
To help students develop their mathematical knowledge, Queensland teachers provide focused skill development and also support students to:
The Queensland curriculum for mathematics is specified in the following documents:
The Australian Curriculum will replace the Queensland curriculum as it becomes available.
Mathematics is part of Phase 1 of the Australian Curriculum.
Prepare for the Australian Curriculum for mathematics
Teach, assess and report on the Australian Curriculum for mathematics
Education Queensland is working with the Queensland Studies Authority (QSA) and the other schooling sectors on a shared plan for implementing the Australian Curriculum for mathematics for Years Prep (K) to 10.
Visit the QSA website for more information.
This page was last reviewed on 05 Oct 2010
Mathematics - Information and resources for teachers