# Number and algebra

By studying mathematics, students develop knowledge, skills and understanding of mathematical concepts and their use within the classroom and beyond

## Campbell House school

Number and Algebra stage 5 will focus on extending and strengthening preliminary numeracy skills and place value understandings.

The program's content focuses on equipping students with skills to think logically and gain practice in place value, ratio's, rate conversions and fluency in movement between number types to consolidate strong groundwork for the next topic financial maths, where conversions and fluency in decimals, fractions and whole numbers is vital.

## Edgeware School

### Multiplication Table Program - Stages 4, 5 and life skills

A unit of work on the multiplication tables from 0 to 12. Key ideas are

• To engage students in learning about and recalling the multiplication table from 0 to 12.

• Identify patterns in multiplication tables

• Participate in regular assessment and record progress

Optional: students may recite the multiplication table of specific numbers as a speaking activity

## Verona School

### Fractions - Stage 4

There are many everyday situations where things, amounts or quantities are 'fractions' or parts (or 'portions') of whole things, whole amounts or whole quantities. Fractions are very important when taking measurements, such as when buying goods (eg three-quarters of a metre of cloth) or following a recipe (eg a third of a cup of sugar), when telling the time (eg a quarter past five), when receiving discounts while shopping (eg 'half price', 'half off'), and when sharing a cake or pizza (eg 'There are five of us, so we'll get one-fifth of the pizza each').

### Number - Stage 5

Students will be developing their vocabulary around mathematical concepts and developing their number skills through the following key ideas:

• To engage students in numeracy and broaden their understanding of mathematical concepts in relation to the syllabus and work readiness
• To increase students numeracy levels in regards to different number concepts
• To increase comprehension skills and mental computation

This unit utilises Mathletics work booklets.

### Patterns & Algebra - Stage 5

Students will develop their understanding of algebra through a series of tasks. Students already have a sound background on number and number operations making the transition to algebra relatively easier. Key ideas include;

• To engage students in numeracy and broaden their understanding of mathematical concepts in relation to the curriculum and work readiness
• To increase students numeracy levels in regards to different number concepts
• To increase comprehension skills and mental computation

This unit utilises Mathletics work booklets.