Mathematical Modelling (Years 7-10)

Learning Focus
Australian Curriculum
Start Date
30 Mar, 2023
Enrol by
16 Mar, 2023
Program Description

The revised Australian Curriculum: Mathematics includes new explicit content aimed at developing students’ knowledge and application of the process of mathematical modelling.

This workshop will explore the development of this way of working and thinking from Grade 7 through to Grade 10.

The mathematical modelling process utilises mathematics to formulate, analyse, solve, interpret, generalise and communicate results in response to a real-world situation. Mathematical modelling is an essential dimension of the contemporary discipline of mathematics and is key to informed and participating citizenship. Students develop an understanding of mathematical modelling when they use mathematics to gain insight into and make predictions about real-world phenomena.

In this workshop, Rachael Whitney-Smith (ACARA Lead) will explore these components using a variety of activities suited to the primary classroom.

Program Outcomes

As a result of engaging in this workshop, participants will:

  • build a deeper understanding of what characterises mathematical modelling
  • gain confidence in teaching and assessing this mathematical process in their classroom
  • be introduced to a range of appropriate resources that can support students develop their mathematical modelling
Australian Professional Standards


  • Standard 1 – Know students and how they learn
  • Standard 2 – Know content and how to teach it
  • Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
  • Standard 6 – Engage in professional learning
Location, Date & Time

1-day face-to-face sessions of 6.5 hours

South – Venue TBA – 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

  • Thursday 30 March 2023

North – Venue TBA – 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

  • Tuesday 28 March 2023