Teaching Secondary Mathematics - Module 2: Overview of the Mathematics Developmental Continuum P-10

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA


This module informs teachers about the Mathematics Developmental Continuum P–10, providing an outline of the main features of this resource.  The starting point is:

Key messages

The Mathematics Developmental Continuum P–10 provides evidence based indicators of progress, linked to powerful teaching strategies, aligned to the progression points and the standards for the Mathematics Domain of the Victorian Essential Learning Standards.

This module will be focussing on the Mathematics Developmental Continuum P–10. This workshop will assist teachers to:

  • deepen understandings of the Mathematics Domain
  • enhance teaching skills to enable purposeful teaching
  • identify the range of student learning levels within their mathematics classes
  • monitor individual student progress towards achievement of the Victorian Essential Learning Standards in mathematics
  • develop a shared language to describe and discuss student progress

Assessment for learning is a key to improvement. This resource provides detailed information to assist in assessment for learning.  Teachers should:

  • Start by determining existing knowledge, skills and behaviours of the student – Assessment FOR learning
  • Target the appropriate indicator of progress for the student
  • Refer to the related progression points to develop a holistic understanding of the prior learning and the future learning associated with this concept
  • Use observation or a diagnostic task to highlight the student’s knowledge, skills and behaviours, and maybe identify any misconceptions present
  • Select the most appropriate teaching strategy to enable purposeful teaching; more than one may be best to support this student’s progress
  • Refer to the Developmental Overviews to enhance the sequence of progress

Download Module 2 workshop booklet and presentation

To use Module 2, first save the booklet and PowerPoint presentation to your computer.


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