This page contains links to resources and professional learning to support educators during the familiarisation phase of the revised Victorian Curriculum F-10 Mathematics Version 2.0 (Mathematics Version 2.0).
Mathematics Version 2.0 is available on the Victorian Curriculum F–10 website. In 2024, it will be transferred to a new website with increased functionality.
Go to the Victorian Curriculum F–10 website - Mathematics Version 2.0
What has changed and the benefits
Teachers will find that the revised Mathematics curriculum streamlines teaching, learning, assessment, and reporting processes. The number of content descriptions in Foundation to Level 10 has reduced from 286 to 257, and they are clearer and easier to understand and sequence. The achievement standards have also been refined and clarified to help teachers assess student learning more effectively.
- The revised introduction provides a clearer and more contemporary context for learning in Mathematics, computational and algorithmic thinking and the use of digital tools, including Artificial Intelligence. The improved contextualisation of the Learning in Mathematics section is most supportive for teachers who are new to the curriculum area.
- An explicit six-strand model (Number, Algebra, Measurement, Space, Statistics and Probability) makes it clearer for teachers to follow the progression of mathematical concepts through the curriculum and structure their teaching and learning programs. The model also provides greater flexibility to link ideas across different curriculum learning areas and scaffold the mathematical ideas under each strand.
- A move from the strand heading ‘Geometry’ to ‘Space’, in line with the Australian Curriculum Version 9.0.
Levels F–6 (primary)
- The resequencing and realignment of content ideas to more effectively embed the proficiencies for Mathematics and facilitate more effective development of key big ideas in Mathematics.
- Content framed by play and exploration-based learning for Levels F-2 responds to contemporary research in how children learn effectively, and provides alignment with the Victorian Early Years and Development Framework (VEYLDF).
- The Probability strand commences in Level 3, giving students a better opportunity to consolidate their learning in foundational skills.
- Refined and consolidated content descriptions with clear links to achievement standards, assisting teachers to map curriculum content through learning and assessment, and resulting in 26 fewer content descriptions than the current Victorian Curriculum F–10 Mathematics.
Levels 7–10 (secondary)
- An alignment of knowledge progression and concepts with the recently reviewed VCE Mathematics Study Design (2023–2027) gives students the necessary preparation for senior secondary Mathematics.
- Strengthened emphasis on mathematical modelling and statistical investigation helps students recognise, connect and apply mathematical structures to real-world problems and analyse data, uncertainty and variability.
- Strengthened content in 3-dimensional coordinate systems (Level 8), logarithmic scales (Year 10) and networks and planar graphs (Level 10).
- A move of Pythagoras’ theorem from Level 9 to Level 8, in keeping with the Australian Curriculum Version 9.0. This aligns the Victorian Curriculum F–10 Mathematics Version 2.0 with TIMMS testing.
Understanding and using the revised curriculum
The VCAA is providing a comprehensive suite of support resources, including introductory webinars, professional learning opportunities and companion documents, such as a glossary, scope and sequences, and planning exemplars and templates. Some resources focus on key areas of change and unpack the revisions in a more detailed and nuanced manner to support primary and secondary teachers and curriculum and school leaders.
Our familiarisation program is being delivered in 3 streams: resources, webinars and on-demand learning modules.
We will continue to add to the familiarisation program. For the latest news, check the
VCAA Bulletin and
Notices to Schools and subscribe to the
F–10 Curriculum Update.
Download these resources to help you easily grasp and understand the revised curriculum.
We are also creating resources to help you use the revised curriculum. For example, teachers can access the following documents to see best-practice examples of assessment using the revised Mathematics achievement standards:
More familiarisation resources will be released in Term 4, including:
- Mathematics leaders’ and teachers’ guides
- curriculum mapping templates and unit exemplars.
Our program of introductory webinars for primary and secondary school principals, curriculum leaders and teachers has now ended.
If you were unable to attend a session, you can catch up by watching our recordings.
On demand learning modules
In Term 4, primary and secondary school curriculum area leaders and teachers will have access to our on-demand professional learning modules.
For Mathematics curriculum area leaders, topics will include:
- Mapping mathematical concepts across levels
- Using the continuum of learning in the achievement standards to plan an assessment program
- Approaches to designing a teaching and learning program within a level.
For primary and secondary school teachers, topics will include:
- Understanding the learning area
- Using achievement standards to design assessment tasks
- Designing a teaching and learning unit.