We’ll be interested in what people note in the comments below. Please try to keep the comments focussed on substantive criticism (or praise), rather than unanchored abuse (even if deserved). For now, what matters is the detail.
Here are the relevant documents and links, as far as we can see:
- The main draft Mathematics page, including FAQ and an overview video (with transcript).
- The survey feedback page (with survey questions).
- The current Mathematics Curriculum (added 28/05/21)
Again, we very much look forward to reading people’s comments. And, again, please keep it focussed. Comments may be about the curriculum generally, and of course may be critical, but should be dealing with the substantive issues.
Thank you to everyone who has commented so far, and please keep the comments coming. We’ll be reading with keen interest, and we’re definitely intending to go through the Daft Curriculum with a fine-tooth comb. However, won’t look to be posting further on the curriculum for at least a few days.
In brief, the ACARA literature marathon has exhausted us. Plus, the Evil Mathologre is breathing down our neck: a deadline for Son of Dingo is looming, and 200 mini-Mathologer essays are about to come crashing down, demanding to be graded.
We’ll end here with a genuine and very interesting question:
Will Alan Tudge take on ACARA?
The Minister for Education is clearly serious, if largely misguided, about raising Australia’s educational standards. And, in particular, Tudge is presenting himself as Mr. Back To Basics. True, Tudge has given no indication that he understands what “the basics” are, but it is in his sights. So, what’s he gonna do with the Daft Curriculum and the people responsible for it? Whatever the hell this curriculum is, it is decidedly not going back to the basics.