Uses a range of informal and formal oral and written mathematical language and
symbols to communicate mathematically

SUPPORT

CONTEXT

TEXT COMPLEXITY

TASK COMPLEXITY

Works independently and
initiates and uses support
from a range of established
resources

Range of contexts, including
some that are unfamiliar and/
or unpredictable

Some specialisation in less
familiar/known contexts

Complex texts
Embedded information
Includes specialised vocabulary

Includes abstraction and
symbolism

Complex task organisation
and analysis involving
application of a number of
steps

Processes include extracting,
extrapolating, inferencing,
reflecting, abstracting

FOCUS AREA:

PERFORMANCE FEATURES INCLUDE:

Written mathematical
language

– Uses a combination of informal, but mostly formal, written mathematical and general
language, including some specialised mathematical symbolism, abbreviations, terminology and
representation to document, interpret and communicate the processes, results and implications
of the mathematical activities or tasks

Oral mathematical
language

– Uses a combination of informal and formal oral mathematical and general language,
including some specialised mathematical language and terminology, to discuss and explain the
processes, results and implications of a mathematical investigation

Complexity of
mathematical symbolism,
representation and
conventions

– Uses a combination of informal but mostly formal mathematical symbolism, diagrams, graphs,
algebraic representation and conventions relevant to the mathematical knowledge of the level,
e.g.