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Course Description

The Numeracy course builds on the knowledge, skills and understanding presented in the K–10 curriculum. It supports students to develop the functional numeracy skills required to become active and successful participants in society.

The Numeracy Stage 6 CEC Syllabus is designed to offer opportunities for students to reason numerically and think mathematically. Numerical reasoning and mathematical thinking are supported by an atmosphere of questioning, communicating, reasoning and reflecting and are engendered by opportunities to generalise, challenge, find connections and to think critically and creatively.


Mathematics (Numeracy)


2 (Preliminary and HSC)

Course Type

Content Endorsed

Topics studied in Year 11

  • Whole numbers
  • Operations with whole numbers
  • Distance, area and volume
  • Time
  • Data, graphs and tables
  • Fractions and decimals
  • Operations with fractions and decimals
  • Metric relationships
  • Length, mass and capacity
  • Chance

Topics studied in Year 12

  • Percentages
  • Operations with numbers
  • Finance
  • Location, time and temperature
  • Space and design
  • Rates and ratios
  • Statistics and probability
  • Exploring with NRMT

What do you do in this course?

The Numeracy course provides opportunities for students to develop 21st-century knowledge, skills, understanding, values and attitudes. As part of this, students are encouraged to learn to use appropriate technology as an effective support for numerical and mathematical activities.

Students may not study any other Stage 6 mathematics Year 11 course in conjunction with the Mathematics Numeracy Year 11 course, or any other Stage 6 mathematics Year 12 course in conjunction with the Mathematics Numeracy Year 12 course.