AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM ALIGNMENT
Maths Australia's 'Math-U-See' Program teaches using a mastery based approach vs the school curriculum "spiral approach".
It's important to know where and how these two very different teaching methodologies overlap.
Each level of 'Math-U-See' focuses on mastery of a particular maths operation and uses our unique multi sensory approach to develop each student's foundational understanding & application.
The documentation below outlines how this methodology works in teaching students across Primary and Secondary Year Levels, whether using Math U See or the National Curriculum as the framework.
How Math-U-See aligns with the Australian Curriculum
Maximise your student's ease in mastering maths or use as a response to intervention. Math-U-See teaches using a sequential, student-paced and mastery-based framework.
Our focus is on the student understanding and applying real maths concepts using auditory, visual and kinaesthetic modes, and to progress through our learning levels with confidence. Mastery in each foundational area is achieved before progressing to the next, and as a result, Math-U-See does not comply on a year-by-year basis with the ACARA guidelines. Students cover all learning areas, but in a modified sequence.
The following documentation features the objectives achieved when teaching according to our evidence-based, sequential methodology and outlines how Math-U-See aligns with the National Curriculum.
How the Australian Curriculum aligns with Math-U-See
As a registered school, training organisation, parent or home educator, you may be required to follow our National Curriculum and the spiral-based approach to maths education.
The Math-U-See program has been thoroughly reviewed by the Senior Numeracy Consultant and Manager of Special Pedagogies (T-9) with the Northern Territory Government Department of Education. The result is an easy to use guide to help you effectively use Math-U-See within ACARA's framework.
The following documentation provides you with all you need to easily integrate our multi-sensory approach to maths mastery. Using our hands-on manipulatives, Teacher Instruction Packs and comprehensive Student Workbooks, teachers can teach every maths concept following a concrete to abstract approach, and effectively teaching every student.
We are always updating and improving our documentation with the most relevant compliance information and development. Updates will be made available here.
Math-U-See to ACARA alignment review
To determine if Math-U-See fit their school curriculum requirements, an independent school in QLD, Australia trialed the
Math-U-See program from Foundations to Year 6 school-wide.
To comply with the National Australian requirements for reporting student progress, they provided the following documentation to exemplify how teachers are able to blend the effectiveness of our sequential, mastery-based approach in maths instruction with the content ascertained by ACARA as being essential for students in the Primary Years.
This can be used by all teachers to identify the key areas to focus on when implementing Math-U-See in the classroom