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​The Australian curriculum: mathematics is organised around the interaction of three content strands and four proficiency strands.

The content strands are number and algebra, measurement and geometry, and statistics and probability. They describe what is to be taught and learnt.

The proficiency strands are understanding, fluency, problem solving, and reasoning. They describe how content is explored or developed, that is, the thinking and doing of mathematics. They provide the language to build in the developmental aspects of the learning of mathematics and have been incorporated into the content descriptions of the three content strands described above. This approach has been adopted to ensure students’ proficiency in mathematical skills develops throughout the curriculum and becomes increasingly sophisticated over the years of schooling.


Junior school

Mathematics (prep–year 6)

Junior secondary

Mathematics (years 7 – 9)

Senior secondary

Mathematics (year 10)

Pre-vocational Mathematics (years 11 & 12)

Mathematics A (years 11 & 12)

Mathematics B (years 11 & 12)

Special features and programs

Year 9 foundation classes

These classes are currently directed towards students who are experiencing adverse challenges with the Mathematics curriculum, by providing extra class time to enable students’ proficiency in and understanding of mathematical skills to increase through more intensive teaching. 


This program is designed to assist those students in year levels 7 to 12 who are experiencing difficulties with understanding in mathematics by providing extra-curricula tutoring with members of the mathematics faculty in a supportive environment.

For more information, see the Earnshaw State College subject selection guides.