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Mathematics Version 2.0

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Level 5

Level 5 Description

In Level 5, learning in Mathematics builds on each student’s prior learning and experiences. Students engage in a range of approaches to the learning and doing of mathematics that...

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Level 5 Content Descriptions


  1. interpret, compare and order numbers with more than 2 decimal places, including numbers greater than one, using place value understanding; represent these on a number line (VC2M5N01)
  2. express natural numbers as products of their factors, recognise multiples and determine if one number is divisible by another (VC2M5N02)
  3. compare and order common unit fractions with the same and related denominators, including mixed numerals, applying knowledge of factors and multiples; represent these fractions on a number line (VC2M5N03)
  4. recognise that 100% represents the complete whole and use percentages to describe, represent and compare relative size; connect familiar percentages to their decimal and fraction equivalents (VC2M5N04)
  5. solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions with the same or related denominators, using different strategies (VC2M5N05)
  6. solve problems involving multiplication of larger numbers by one- or two-digit numbers, choosing efficient mental and written calculation strategies and using digital tools where appropriate; check the reasonableness of answers (VC2M5N06)
  7. solve problems involving division, choosing efficient mental and written strategies and using digital tools where appropriate; interpret any remainder according to the context and express results as a whole number, decimal or fraction (VC2M5N07)
  8. check and explain the reasonableness of solutions to problems, including financial contexts using estimation strategies appropriate to the context (VC2M5N08)
  9. use mathematical modelling to solve practical problems involving additive and multiplicative situations, including simple financial planning contexts; formulate the problems, choosing operations and efficient mental and written calculation strategies, and using digital tools where appropriate; interpret and communicate solutions in terms of the situation (VC2M5N09)
  10. follow a mathematical algorithm involving branching and repetition (iteration); create and use algorithms involving a sequence of steps and decisions and digital tools to experiment with factors, multiples and divisibility; identify, interpret and describe emerging patterns (VC2M5N10)


  1. recognise and explain the connection between multiplication and division as inverse operations and use this to develop families of number facts (VC2M5A01)
  2. find unknown values in numerical equations involving multiplication and division using the properties of numbers and operations (VC2M5A02)


  1. choose appropriate metric units when measuring the length, mass and capacity of objects; use smaller units or a combination of units to obtain a more accurate measure (VC2M5M01)
  2. solve practical problems involving the perimeter and area of regular and irregular shapes using appropriate metric units (VC2M5M02)
  3. compare 12- and 24-hour time systems and solve practical problems involving the conversion between them (VC2M5M03)
  4. estimate, construct and measure angles in degrees, using appropriate tools, including a protractor, and relate these measures to angle names (VC2M5M04)


  1. connect objects to their nets and build objects from their nets using spatial and geometric reasoning (VC2M5SP01)
  2. construct a grid coordinate system that uses coordinates to locate positions within a space; use coordinates and directional language to describe position and movement (VC2M5SP02)
  3. describe and perform translations, reflections and rotations of shapes, using dynamic geometry software where appropriate; recognise what changes and what remains the same, and identify any symmetries (VC2M5SP03)


  1. acquire, validate and represent data for nominal and ordinal categorical and discrete numerical variables to address a question of interest or purpose using software including spreadsheets; discuss and report on data distributions in terms of highest frequency (mode) and shape, in the context of the data (VC2M5ST01)
  2. interpret line graphs representing change over time; discuss the relationships that are represented and conclusions that can be made (VC2M5ST02)
  3. plan and conduct statistical investigations by posing questions or identifying a problem and collecting relevant data; choose appropriate displays and interpret the data; communicate findings within the context of the investigation (VC2M5ST03)


  1. list the possible outcomes of chance experiments involving equally likely outcomes and compare to those that are not equally likely (VC2M5P01)
  2. conduct repeated chance experiments, including those with and without equally likely outcomes, and observe and record the results; use frequency to compare outcomes and estimate their likelihoods (VC2M5P02)

Level 5 Achievement Standard

By the end of Level 5, students use place value to write and order decimals including decimals greater than one. They express natural numbers as products of factors and identify multiples and divisors. Students order and represent, add and subtract fractions with the same or related denominators. They represent common percentages and connect them to their fraction and decimal equivalents. Students use their proficiency with multiplication facts and efficient mental and written calculation strategies to multiply large numbers by one- and two-digit numbers and divide by one-digit numbers. They check the reasonableness of their calculations using estimation. Students use mathematical modelling to solve financial and other practical problems, formulating and solving problems, choosing arithmetic...

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