## Middle School Math Learing

All candidates study the following topics:

1 Number

2 Algebra

3 Functions

4 Coordinate geometry

5 Geometry

6 Mensuration

7 Trigonometry

8 Transformations and vectors

9 Probability

10 Statistics

All candidates study the following topics:

1 Number

2 Algebra

3 Functions

4 Coordinate geometry

5 Geometry

6 Mensuration

7 Trigonometry

8 Transformations and vectors

9 Probability

10 Statistics

Assessment objectives

The assessment objectives (AOs) are:

Knowledge and understanding of mathematical techniques

Candidates should be able to:

- recall and apply mathematical knowledge and techniques
- carry out routine procedures in mathematical and everyday situations
- understand and use mathematical notation and terminology
- perform calculations with and without a calculator
- organise, process, present and understand information in written form, tables, graphs and diagrams, including with a graphic display calculator
- estimate, approximate and work to degrees of accuracy appropriate to the context and convert between equivalent numerical forms
- understand and use measurement systems in everyday use
- measure and draw using geometrical instruments to an appropriate degree of accuracy
- recognise and use spatial relationships in two and three dimensions.

Analyse, interpret and communicate mathematically

Candidates should be able to:

- analyse a problem and identify a suitable strategy to solve it, including using a combination of processes where appropriate
- make connections between different areas of mathematics
- recognise patterns in a variety of situations and make and justify generalisations
- make logical inferences and draw conclusions from mathematical data or results
- communicate methods and results in a clear and logical form
- interpret information in different forms and change from one form of representation to another
- use mathematical models to describe a real-life situation and draw conclusions
- test conjectures and mathematical models for validity
- use methods of investigation to analyse, generalise and solve problems
- use a graphic display calculator to interpret properties of functions and to solve problems.