Australian Professional Standards for Teachers

Well-sequenced mathematics teaching

About this Illustration of Practice

This clip provides an excellent model for using a number of resources. This is aligned with exemplary questioning techniques in a senior mathematics classroom. The teacher also demonstrates how she uses an online collaboration tool to provide students with the theoretical content for each lesson to enhance the use of classroom time with students. The model encourages students to be active participants in their learning.

Standard 2
Know the content and how to teach it
Focus area 2.2
Content selection and organisation
Career stage
Organise content into coherent, well-sequenced learning and teaching programs.
Other descriptors
Standard 2
Know the content and how to teach it
Focus area 2.6
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Career stage
Use effective teaching strategies to integrate ICT into learning and teaching programs to make selected content relevant and meaningful.
  1. How could you organise content in a learning area to deliver an extended teaching program to provide for a broader range of students?
  2. How often does your school draw from research findings to help select content items in a teaching program?
Parkes High School
New South Wales
Year level
Year 11
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Parkes High School is located in western New South Wales and has an enrolment of approximately 700 students. A significant number of students commute by bus from smaller rural communities into Parkes. The school maintains a strong academic emphasis whilst catering for students who may pursue alternative pathways.

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Education Services Australia

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