## NUMERACY

## in the 3/4E Room

In Level 3, students increasingly use mathematical terms and symbols to describe computations, measurements and characteristics of objects.

Students recognise, model and order numbers to at least 10 000 and place four digit numbers on a number line with regard for scale. They partition and re-arrange to facilitate calculations involving addition and subtraction. Students have facility with single digit addition and related subtraction facts, and recall multiplication and related division facts for twos, threes, fives and tens. They formulate and solve simple multiplication and division problems, estimate answers and use technology to check calculations. Students group money to a specified value in several ways, and calculate change required in simple transactions. They model and represent multiples of unit fractions up to a whole, using arrays on a number line. They write simple rules for number patterns and generate those patterns.

Students use metric units of length, mass and capacity to measure, order and compare objects. They associate angle with measure of turn and compare angles in everyday situations. They tell the time in minutes and convert between units of time. They use simple grids in maps and identify symmetry.

Students carry out investigations, collect and organise data into categories and use different methods with and without technology to display the data. They conduct experiments involving chance, describe possible outcomes and recognise variability in results.

In Level 4, students extend the number system to simple decimal fractions, and broaden their use of measures and scales.

Students model, represent and order numbers to tens of thousands, and extend place value to tenths and hundredths. They investigate odd and even numbers and explore number patterns based on multiples of 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Students develop facility with multiplication facts up to 10 x 10 and related division facts. They investigate simple equivalent fractions and count by halves, thirds and quarters, and locate corresponding elements on a number line. Students use simple decimals to solve money problems including total cost and change. They solve simple number sentences and word problems involving all four operations.

Students use scaled instruments with metric units to measure and compare length, mass, capacity and temperature. They compare shapes and objects using familiar metric units for area and volume, and compare angles with respect to a right angle. Students use 'am' and 'pm' notations, and solve simple time problems, including conversions between units of time. They construct new shapes by combining or splitting common shapes, and create symmetric patterns, pictures and shapes with and without the use of technology. They interpret and use basic maps with simple scales, directions and legends.

Students select and trial different methods for collecting data, including surveys. They construct suitable data displays with and without the use of technology, where there is a many-to-one relationship between elements of graphs and data, and evaluate the effectiveness of different displays. They identify relative likelihood of everyday events, and identify events that are mutually exclusive and events that are independent.