The proficiencies of Understanding, Fluency, Problem Solving and Reasoning are fundamental to learning mathematics and working mathematically and are applied across all three strands Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, and Statistics and Probability.

Understanding refers to students building a robust knowledge of adaptable and transferable mathematical concepts and structures. Students make connections between related concepts and progressively apply the familiar to develop new ideas. They develop an understanding of the relationship between the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of mathematics. Students build understanding when they:

**Information Communication Technologies and Mathematics**

Information Communication Technologies (ICT) are powerful tools that can support student learning. Students can develop and demonstrate their understanding of concepts and content in Mathematics using a range of ICT tools. It is also important that students know how to use these ICT efficiently and responsibly, as well as learning how to protect themselves and secure their data.

Understanding refers to students building a robust knowledge of adaptable and transferable mathematical concepts and structures. Students make connections between related concepts and progressively apply the familiar to develop new ideas. They develop an understanding of the relationship between the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of mathematics. Students build understanding when they:

- connect related ideas
- represent concepts in different ways
- identify commonalities and differences between aspects of content
- describe their thinking mathematically
- interpret mathematical information.

- make reasonable estimates
- calculate answers efficiently
- recognise robust ways of answering questions
- choose appropriate methods and approximations
- recall definitions and regularly use facts,
- can manipulate expressions and equations to find solutions.

- use mathematics to represent unfamiliar or meaningful situations
- design investigations and plan their approaches
- apply their existing strategies to seek solutions
- verify that their answers are reasonable.

- explain their thinking
- deduce and justify strategies used and conclusions reached
- adapt the known to the unknown
- transfer learning from one context to another
- prove that something is true or false
- make inferences about data or the likelihood of events
- compare and contrast related ideas and explain their choices.

Information Communication Technologies (ICT) are powerful tools that can support student learning. Students can develop and demonstrate their understanding of concepts and content in Mathematics using a range of ICT tools. It is also important that students know how to use these ICT efficiently and responsibly, as well as learning how to protect themselves and secure their data.