Mathematics is a way of understanding the world through the use of number, measurement and space. Learners investigate and analyse mathematical problems through investigating, comparing, reflecting, and testing information to work out possible answers. They develop the mathematical skills and understandings that they need in all areas of their lives. 

The ACARA Maths curriculum is broken into Proficiency strands:

  • Understanding
  • Fluency
  • Problem solving
  • Reasoning

These underpin three content strands:

  1. Number & Algebra 
  2. Measurement & Geometry
  3. Statistics & Probability.

Through these strands students  explore and analyse data and numerical and spatial patterns, learn about measurement and number, and develop spatial understanding and geometric reasoning.

The Big Ideas in Number are an important part of working mathematically, they provide the foundation for developing number sense. Number sense is fundamental to mathematical learning. The Big ideas in number support the development of number sense focusing on the number and algebra strand.

The Big ideas in number include:

  • Trusting the Count
  • Place Value
  • Additive to Multiplicative Thinking
  • Partitioning
  • Proportional Reasoning
  • Generalisation​

Teachers at Enfield Primary School work in a variety of ways to assist all students to develop confidence, fluency and flexibly with these concepts and strategies.


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