Mathematics and Numeracy
What Matters Statements
- The number system is used to represent and compare relationships between numbers and quantities
Numbers are the symbol system for describing and comparing quantities. This will be the first abstract concept that learners meet in mathematics, and it helps to establish the principles of logical reasoning. In mathematics the number system provides learners with a basis for algebraic, statistical, probabilistic and geometrical reasoning, as well as for financial calculation and decision-making.
- Algebra uses symbol systems to express the structure of mathematical relationships
- Geometry focuses on relationships involving shape, space and position, and measurement focuses on quantifying phenomena in the physical world
- Statistics represent data, probability models chance, and both support informed inferences and decisions