The New Australian Mathematics Curriculum

There must be a better way of doing this. But, we’re a blogger of very little brain, so we’ll do it this way.

Having slogged our way through the new Mathematics Curriculum, we’ve read enough to realise that we’ll be writing plenty more. It seems worthwhile, there, having a dedicated meta-post for these posts. This is it. (It is and will remain a subset of The ACARA Page.)

Paralleling the ACARA Crash series on the draft curriculum, the majority of the upcoming posts will be in the just-created New Cur series. As indicated below, we’ve slightly retitled three posts to be the beginning of this series.


The Australian Curriculum is Up (May 09, 2022 – The new curriculum)


New Cur 23: False Equivalence (February 5, 2023 – the abuse of “equivalence”)

New Cur 22: Stupor Model (January 5, 2023 – the frequency of certain words)

New Cur 21: Depression of the Mean (January 4, 2023 – the thinness of Statistics)

New Cur 20: No Roads Lead to Rome (January 1, 2023 – the non-existence of Roman numerals)

New Cur 19: Turning Japanese (December 30, 2022 – Japanese numerals)

New Cur 18: To be two, or not to be 2 (December 29, 2022 – numerals and names)

New Cur 17: Natural Selection (December 28, 2022 – the (non)-definition of “natural number”)

New Cur 16: The Decimation of ACARA’s Elaborations (December 16, 2022 – “decluttering” the curriculum)

New Cur 15: The Vastness of Space (December 15, 2022 – ACARA’s idiotic name for geometry)

New Cur 14: Moving the Decimal Point, and Other Sins (December 14, 2022 – language policing)

New Cur 13: A Probable Grand Slam (December 13, 2022 – Year 5 Probability)

New Cur 12: A Futile Quad Wrangle (December 10, 2022 – quadrilaterals in F-6)

New Cur 11: Circling the Good (December 9, 2022 – almost Archimedes)

New Cur 10: Positively Disposing of Mastery (December 8, 2022 – words)

New Cur 9: Less Than Optimal (December 7, 2022 – optimisation)

New Cur 8: Repeated Probability (December 6, 2022 – probability)

New Cur 7: Logjam (December 5, 2022 – logarithms)

New Cur 6: Necessity is the Mother of Convention (December 4, 2022 – zero exponent)

New Cur 5: Non-Reoccurring Decimals (December 3, 2022 – removal of the x trick)

New Cur 4: Golden Moments (December 2, 2022 – golden ratio nonsense)

The Awfullest Australian Curriculum Probability Lines (November 28, 2022 – a selection of the worst Probability lines)

The Awfullest Australian Curriculum Statistics Lines (November 18, 2022 – a random selection of (every) worst Statistics lines)

The Awfullest Australian Curriculum Space Lines (November 2, 2022 – a selection of the worst (ugh!) Space)

The Awfullest Australian Curriculum Measurement Lines (October 19, 2022 – a selection of the worst Measurement)

The Awfullest Australian Curriculum Algebra Lines (October 6, 2022 – a selection of the worst Algebra)

New Cur 3: ACARA’s Not an Option (September 25, 2022 – ACARA’s hiding of optional Year 10 material)

New Cur 2: Not the Volume of a Cone (September 22, 2022 – ACARA’s non-treatment of cones)

The Awfullest Australian Curriculum Number Lines (September 21, 2022 – a selection of the worst Number)

Australian Curriculum Awfulnesses (September 08, 2022 – a growing list of awful 1-liners)

New Cur 1 + PoSWW 29: Cut Down in One’s Prime (September 2, 2022 – prime number idiocy)

De Carvalho Hawks the New Curriculum (June 24, 2022 – Radio National interview)

AustMS Reminds Us That ACARA Stuffed Up (June 07, 2022 – remarks from AustMS President, Ole Warnaar)


A Bita Crap (April 03, 2022 – A ridiculous report on the approval)

ACARA, Annotated (April 02, 2022 – ACARA’s media release)

And Thus it Ends (April Fools’ Day, 2022 – formal statements from the Minister and ACARA)

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