Queensland schools are busy rolling out the new Queensland Senior Mathematics Syllabuses, and as Term 2 begins, teachers all around the state are readying their Year 11 students for the upcoming summative assessments. While teachers are accustomed to adapting their teaching plans, incorporating a complete rebuild of the Syllabus, along with a brand-new assessment structure and grading system (ATAR) into an already high-pressure subject is no small task. And because the team at Jacaranda understands it’s a lot to take on, we would like to support teachers through this transition in any way we can.
Last year we shared a Teacher’s Guide to the Queensland Senior Mathematics Syllabuses. Written by Shirly Griffith, Jacaranda’s Director of Publishing and former mathematics teacher of 18 years, this guide explored the overarching objectives of the new Queensland Senior Mathematics Syllabuses which aims to not only build student’s understanding of mathematical processes, but develop essential 21st century skills to ensure they’re prepared for life and work after school. We were thrilled to hear that it helped so many of you through the transition, and that you wanted even more in-depth details on assessments to help you prepare, so we asked Shirly to return with the new Assessment Cheat Sheets for Queensland Senior Mathematics.
In this handy guide, we break down all the important requirements for every assessment, internal and external, in each of the four Queensland Senior Mathematics Syllabuses. This means you will have, at your fingertips, everything you need to know about the assessment types, the topics being assessed, what percentage each assessment is worth, the examination structure, technology allowances and much more!
We know that awareness of the requirements is just step one. The next is understanding how you can effectively prepare your pedagogy and students for a successful QCE. So, to help guide your Term 2 teaching plans and beyond, Shirly has provided her top 4 preparation tips for assessment success, plus how the new Jacaranda Maths Quest for Queensland series can support you and save valuable time.
Complete the form below to download the free Assessment Cheat Sheets for Queensland Senior Mathematics. In these cheat sheets you will learn:
- All the important requirements for each assessment within the Queensland Senior Mathematics Syllabuses
- Shirly’s top 4 preparation tips for successful assessments
- How Jacaranda’s Maths Quest for Queensland series, including studyON, will support teachers through this change
I hope you find this guide helpful, and when you finish reading, you feel more confident and prepared. If you are planning to use the Jacaranda Maths Quest for Queensland series you can feel reassured as it contains the combined expertise of our passionate author team – with Jacaranda you’re in safe hands!
Complete the form to download the cheat sheet