Numeracy K-6 (in Science and Technology)

The NSW Science K-10 (incorporating Science and Technology) Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum provides students with opportunities to develop numeracy skills through practical measurement and the collection, representation and interpretation of data from first-hand investigations and secondary sources. Initially students make measurements using informal units; they then apply formal units of measurement. Students consider issues of uncertainty and reliability in measurement and learn data analysis skills, identifying trends and patterns from numerical data and graphs.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OUTCOMES LINKED TO NUMERACY

EARLY STAGE 1

Working Scientifically
STe-4WS organising objects or images of objects to display data

Working Technologically
STe-5WT following steps to draw or model ideas

Natural Environment
STe-6NE identifying movement of objects links to 3D Space
STe-7NE sobserving seasonal changes links to Time

Made Environment
STe-9ME grouping based on properties links to 3D Space

STAGE 1

Working Scientifically
ST1-4WS questioning, collecting data and using informal measurements

Working Technologically
ST1-5WT creating simple plans, drawing models, using surveys

Natural Environment - Physical World
ST1-7PW making movement with objects links to 3D Space

Earth and Space
ST1-8ES records changes to environment temperature and moon links to Stage 2 Length- temperature

Living World
ST1-10LW recording changes using informal units links to Length and Data

STAGE 2

Working Scientifically
ST2-4WS conducting investigations, using column graphs and tables and using a range of measurements

Working Technologically
ST2-5WT sketching and modelling

Natural Environment
ST2-8ES recording data links to Data, seasonal calendar links to Time
2ST2-9ES exploring rotational axis links to 2D Space, measuring time, recording lengths of shadows links to Length, Data and Time

Living World
ST2-10LW sorting and grouping links to 3D Space, creating tables, diagrams and flowcharts links to Data

Note: Flowcharts are not mentioned in the content of the mathematics syllabus

STAGE 3

Working Scientifically
ST3-4WS constructing and using a range of data representations, using formal units for measuring

Working Technologically
ST3-5WT predicting, surveys, variables in tests, measurement, observing, measuring and recording data, using formal units, tables and graphs, labelled diagrams, calculating mean and percentages links to Measurement and Data

Note: Divided bar graphs, ‘mean’ or ‘average’ first appear in Stage 4 mathematics content

Earth and Space
ST3-8ES exploring how long to orbit the sun links to Length and Time

Living World
ST3-11LW making predictions over time links to Data and Stage 2 Length- temperature, gathering data links to Data

Material World
ST3-12MW investigating mass of air links to Mass, Length- temperature

Made Environment Build Environments
ST3-14BE drawing plans or models links to 2D Space, Position

Linked Mathematics Outcomes - Data

MA1-17SP generates and organises data, displays data in lists, tables and picture graphs, and interprets the results

MA2-18SP selects appropriate methods to collect data and constructs, compares, interprets and evaluates data displays, including tables, picture graphs and column graphs

MA3-18SP uses appropriate methods to collect data and constructs, interprets and evaluates data displays, including dot plots, line graphs and two-way tables

Linked Mathematics Outcomes - Chance

MA1-18SP recognises and describes the element of chance in everyday events

MA2-19SP describes and compares chance events in social and experimental contexts

MA3-19SP conducts chance experiments and assigns probabilities as values between 0 and 1 to describe their outcomes

Linked Mathematics Outcomes - Measurement

Links to all Measurement outcomes with attributes - Length, Area, Volume and Capacity and Mass

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