Skills and Concept(s) Development

 

Maths Curriculum: Skills and Concept(s) Development

Middle and Senior Classes

The aim of this document is to highlight the learning that can occur when ICT is constructively used to support learning objectives in the Primary School Curriculum (1999). Each sample lesson & link below is designed to aid teacher- led skills development from the Primary School Maths Curriculum (1999).

 

 

Mathematical Skill

 

Skill Development

Strand(s) / Strand Unit(s) & ICT Link

 

Applying & Problem-Solving

 

  • Select appropriate materials, concepts and processes for particular tasks and applications
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  • Apply concepts and processes in a variety of contexts
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  • Analyse problems and plan an approach to solving them
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  • Select and apply a variety of strategies to complete tasks and projects or solve problems
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  • Reflect upon and evaluate solutions to problems

 

 

Algebra : Directed Numbers

 

 

 

Measures: Time

 

 

 

Data : Chance Problem

 

 

 

Number: Operations

 

 

 

Number: Find a Fraction 

 

Communicating & Expressing

 

 

  • Listen to and discuss other children's mathematical descriptions and explanations
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  • Discuss and record the processes and results of work using a variety of methods

 

 

 

  • Discuss problems and carry out analyses

 

Number: Multiplying Decimals

 

 

 

 

 

Number: Prime Number & Number Theory

 

 

 

 

Measures: Time & Money

 

 

 

Integrating & Connecting

 

  • Connect informally acquired mathematical ideas and processes with formal mathematical ideas and processes
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  • Recognise mathematics in the environment
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  • Represent mathematical ideas and processes in different modes: verbal, pictorial, diagrammatic and symbolic
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  • Understand the connections between mathematical procedures and the concepts he/she uses
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  • Recognise and apply mathematical ideas and processes in other areas of the curriculum

 

 

 

Shape & Space: 2D & 3D

 

 

 

Measures :Appropriate Units in Length & Capacity

 

 

 

 

Data : Representing & Interpreting Graphs

 

 

 

 

Number: Fractions, Decimals & Percentages

 

 

 

 

 

Shape & Space: Maths & History

 

Reasoning

 

  • Make hypotheses and carry out experiments to test them
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  • Make informal deductions
  • search for and investigate mathematical patterns and relationships
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  • Justify processes and results of mathematical activities, problems and projects

 

 

Maths Investigations

 

 

 

Maths Deductions

 

 

 

 

Maths Reasoning

 

Implementing

 

  • Devise and use mental strategies and procedures for carrying out mathematical tasks
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  • Use appropriate manipulative to carry out mathematical procedures
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  • Execute standard procedures efficiently with a variety of tools

 

 

Algebra: Number Patterns & Sequences

 

 

Shape & Space : Lines  & Angles

 

 

 

Data: Graphing 

 

Understanding & Recalling
 

 

 

 

 

Understand and recall facts, definitions and formulae.

 

 

 

Number Facts, Definitions & Formulae