ASPECTS OF NUMERACY FOCUS AREA 1

APPLYING ADDITION, SUBTRACTION, MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION

early in STAGE 4

  • Interprets and comprehends complex problems involving addition and subtraction in unfamiliar contexts involving numbers of any size
  • Understands whole numbers as the products of primes, e.g. 12 = 2 x 3 x 2
  • Calculates square roots and cube roots
  • Uses integers to solve problems and checks reasonableness of solutions

 

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end of STAGE 4

  • Uses concepts of addition and subtraction in relation to variables
  • Uses zero and positive indices Understands irrational numbers
  • Combines strategies to solve problems involving rational numbers and integers
  • Calculates with very small and large numbers, including those in scientific notation
  • Solves complex problems by estimating and calculating using efficient strategies

 

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