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Mathematics learning objectives


Pupils will:

  • develop an understanding of numbers, the ways they are represented and the quantities for which they stand;
  • develop accuracy, efficiency and confidence in computation;
  • develop the ability to estimate and to make appropriate approximations;
  • use number processes to solve problems in the real world


Pupils will:

  • develop a knowledge and understanding of systems of measurement;
  • develop confidence and competence in using measuring devices;
  • develop the ability to select appropriate units of measurement and to estimate measurements;
  • use measurement in the solution of problems in the real world


Pupils will:

  • develop knowledge of geometrical relations and shapes in two and three dimensions;
  • develop a spatial awareness, and the ability to recognize the geometric properties of everyday objects;
  • make use of the geometric properties of objects to solve problems in the real world.


Pupils will:

  • develop the ability to think abstractly;
  • develop the ability to use symbols and notation to represent and communicate mathematical relationships, concepts and generalizations;
  • develop the ability to perceive patterns in a set of numbers and to generalize rules that govern patterns;<
  • use algebra to solve problems in the real world.


Pupils will:

  • develop the skills of collecting, organizing and analyzing data;
  • develop the ability to represent data in graphical form;
  • develop the ability to interpret data presented in charts, tables and graphs;
  • develop the ability to estimate probabilities and to use probabilities for prediction;
  • develop the ability to use data to solve problems in the real world.


See also Mathematics expectations of average pupil.