Mathematics year 1–10 (MAT01‑05)
Oral skills in mathematics refers to creating meaning through dialogue in and about mathematics. This means communicating ideas and discussing mathematical problems, strategies and solutions with others. The development of oral skills in mathematics goes from using an everyday language to gradually using a more precise mathematical language.
Writing in mathematics refers to describing and explaining relationships, discoveries and ideas using suitable representations. Writing in mathematics is a tool for developing one’s own thoughts and learning. This means the ability to solve problems and to present solutions that are adapted to the receiver and the situation. The development of writing skills in mathematics goes from using an everyday language to gradually using a more precise mathematical language.
Reading in mathematics refers to creating meaning in texts from everyday life, society and the field of mathematics. Reading in mathematics means being able to sort information, analyse and evaluate its form and content, and summarise information in multimodal texts. The development of reading skills in mathematics refers to finding and using information in increasingly complex texts with advanced symbolic language and use of concepts.
Numeracy in mathematics refers to using mathematical representations, concepts and approaches to do calculations and evaluate whether solutions are valid. This means recognising concrete problems that can be solved using numeracy skills and formulating questions about these. Mathematics has a particular responsibility for teaching numeracy. Development of numeracy skills in mathematics means analysing and solving a range of increasingly more complex problems with effective and suitable concepts, symbols, methods and strategies.
Digital skills in mathematics refers to the ability to use graphing tools, spreadsheets, CAS, dynamic geometry software and programming to explore and solve mathematical problems. It also means finding, analysing, processing and presenting information using digital tools. The development of digital skills refers to increasingly being able to choose and use suitable digital tools as aids for exploring, solving and presenting mathematical problems.