Connections to the Australian Curriculum

By engaging with MathsCraft, students will develop their skills in the Australian Curriculum’s Mathematics Proficiency strands as well as the General Capabilities.

The Australian Curriculum: Mathematical Proficiencies addressed by the MathsCraft Curriculum:

  • Understanding
  • Problem Solving
  • Reasoning

The Australian Curriculum: General Capabilities addressed by the MathsCraft Curriculum:

  • Critical and Creative Thinking
  • Numeracy
  • Literacy
  • Personal and Social Capability

Most current curricula include something like the Australian Curriculum’s Mathematical Proficiencies and General Capabilities.

Australian Curriculum General Capabilities in more detail

students can gain practice at this capability by participating in the MathsCraft Curriculum.
(NB: the information below pertains to v8.4 of the Australian Curriculum.)

Critical and Creative Thinking

Inquiring — identifying, exploring and organising information and ideas

Pose questions
Identify and clarify information and ideas
Organise and process information

Generating ideas, possibilities and actions

Imagine possibilities and connect ideas
Consider alternatives
Seek solutions and put ideas into action

Reflecting on thinking and processes

Think about thinking (metacognition)
Reflect on processes
Transfer knowledge into new contexts

Analysing, synthesising and evaluating reasoning and procedures

Apply logic and reasoning
Draw conclusions and design a course of action
Evaluate procedures and outcomes


Estimating and calculating with whole numbers

Understand and use numbers in context
Estimate and calculate
Use money

Recognising and using patterns and relationships

Recognising and using patterns and relationships

Using fractions, decimals, percentages, ratios and rates

Interpret proportional reasoning
Apply proportional reasoning

Using spatial reasoning

Visualise 2D shapes and 3D objects
Interpret maps and diagrams

Interpreting statistical information

Interpret data displays
Interpret chance events

Using measurement

Estimate and measure with metric units
Operate with clocks, calendars and timetables


Comprehending texts through listening, reading and viewing

Navigate, read and view learning area texts
Listen and respond to learning area texts
Interpret and analyse learning area texts

Composing texts through speaking, writing and creating

Compose spoken, written, visual and multimodal learning area texts
Use language to interact with others
Deliver presentations

Text knowledge

Use knowledge of text structures
Use knowledge of text cohesion

Grammar knowledge

Use knowledge of sentence structures
Use knowledge of words and word groups
Express opinion and point of view

Word knowledge

Understand learning area vocabulary
Use spelling knowledge

Visual Knowledge

Understand how visual elements create meaning

Personal and Social Capability


Recognise emotions
Recognise personal qualities and achievements
Understand themselves as learners
Develop reflective practice


Express emotions appropriately
Develop self-discipline and set goals
Work independently and show initiative
Become confident, resilient and adaptable

Social awareness

Appreciate diverse perspectives
Contribute to civil society
Understand relationships

Social management

Communicate effectively
Work collaboratively
Make decisions
Negotiate and resolve conflict
Develop leadership skills