## A National Statement on Mathematics for Australian SchoolsThe purpose of this document is to provide a framework around which systems and schools may build their mathematics curriculum. Important components of a mathematics education for the majority of students are identified. This document is presented in two parts. Part I, Principle for School Mathematics, addresses questions such as what is mathematics, why is it important and for whom, what are the goals of school mathematics, and what conditions will support effective learning of mathematics. Part II, the Scope of the Mathematics Curriculum, describes mathematical understandings, skills, knowledge, and processes which should typically by made available to students. These are categorized as attitudes and appreciations, mathematical inquiry, choosing and using mathematics, space, number, measurement, chance and data, and algebra. Contains 39 references. (ASK) |

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