# 11–12Mathematics Life Skills 11–12 Syllabus

The new Mathematics Life Skills 11–12 Syllabus (2024) is to be implemented from 2026.

**2025**

- Plan and prepare to teach the new syllabus

**2026, Term 1**

- Start teaching new syllabus for Year 11
- Continue to teach the Mathematics Life Skills Stage 6 Syllabus (2017) for Year 12

**2026, Term 4**

- Start teaching new syllabus for Year 12

## Content

Life Skills

Through collaborative curriculum planning, it may be decided that Life Skills outcomes and content are the most appropriate option for some students with intellectual disability.

Recognise and use language representing quantities

Use the digits 0 to 9 to represent a range of numbers

Identify where whole numbers are used in everyday contexts

Classify numbers as odd or even, positive or negative, and by number of digits

Count using different strategies

Order and compare numbers

Use ordinal terms in everyday contexts

Recognise factors and multiples of numbers

Identify and interpret negative numbers in a range of contexts

Recognise positive and negative numbers on a number line

Calculate using positive and negative numbers

Round whole numbers

Recognise patterns in the built and natural environment

Describe number patterns

Recognise and extend patterns of shapes or numbers

Identify inconsistencies in shape or number sequences

Create patterns from instructions and descriptions

Develop a mathematical rule for a pattern

Represent values based on a rule in the context of a problem or scenario

Recognise that increasing powers of ten represent place value

Identify the value of each digit in a number

Compare numbers containing zero, where the zero has different place values

Read and record numbers

Compare and order numbers using place value

Examine numbers of very large magnitude

Complete calculations involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

Apply number facts and strategies to investigate problems

Calculate missing values in a number sentence

Construct a number sentence to solve a problem

Use a pronumeral to replace a missing value in a number sentence

Use mathematical language, symbols and operations in calculations involving the four operations to solve word problems in a variety of contexts

Complete operations in the correct order when solving problems that involve multistep calculations

Apply square root, square, other powers and grouping symbols in calculations

Determine whether an answer is reasonable by using context and estimation

Explain the strategy used to solve a problem

Verify a solution

Evaluate techniques used to solve numerical problems

Recognise and use language that relates to fractions

Identify fractions in everyday contexts

Use the terms denominator and numerator

Recognise and name fractions

Order fractions

Recognise equivalent fractions with related denominators

Identify fractions with the same denominator and compare the values

Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions with the same or unrelated denominators

Apply knowledge of fractions to solve real-world problems

Recognise and use language that relates to decimals

Recognise decimals in everyday contexts

Recognise decimal notations tenths, hundredths, thousandths

Order decimal numbers

Round decimals to a specified degree of accuracy

Add and subtract decimals using a variety of strategies

Multiply and divide decimals by powers of 10

Multiply and divide decimals using a variety of strategies

Apply knowledge of decimals to solve real-world problems

Recognise and use language that relates to percentages

Recognise percentages in everyday contexts

Recognise that percentages relate to fractions and decimals

Match percentages to fractions and decimals

Represent and/or compare values as fractions, decimals and percentages

Order fractions, decimals and percentages

Convert percentages to equivalent fractions and decimals

Calculate the percentage of an amount

Apply percentages to solve real-world problems