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Year level 10 Enterprise Mathematics Economics and business

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Students engage in financial planning, and explore goal setting and various types of financial transactions by planning a holiday.

Learning outcomes


Curriculum alignment

Year 10

Learning area: Mathematics

Content descriptions

Strand: Number and Algebra

  • Sub-strand: Money and Financial Mathematics
    • Connect the compound interest formula to repeated applications of simple interest using appropriate digital technologies (ACMNA229)
  • Sub-strand: Patterns and Algebra
    • Substitute values into formulas to determine an unknown (ACMNA234)

Strand: Statistics and Probability

  • Sub-strand: Data representation and interpretation
    • Investigate and describe bivariate numerical data where the independent variable is time (ACMSP252)
    • Identify everyday questions and issues involving at least one numerical and at least one categorical variable, and collect data directly and from secondary sources (ACMSP228)
    • Compare data displays using mean, median and range to describe and interpret numerical data sets in terms of location (centre) and spread (ACMSP283)

Learning area: Economics and Business

Content descriptions

Strand: Knowledge and understanding

  • Factors that influence major consumer and financial decisions and the short- and long-term consequences of these decisions (ACHEK053)

Strand: Skills

  • Sub-strand: Questioning and research
    • Develop questions and hypotheses about an economic or business issue or event, and plan and conduct an investigation (ACHES055)
    • Gather relevant and reliable data and information from a range of digital, online and print sources (ACHES056)
    • Sub-strand: Interpretation and analysis
    • Analyse data and information in different formats to explain cause-and-effect relationships, make predictions and illustrate alternative perspectives (ACHES057)
  • Sub-strand: Economic reasoning, decision-making and application
    • Generate a range of viable options in response to an economic or business issue or event, use cost-benefit analysis and appropriate criteria to recommend and justify a course of action and predict the potential consequences of the proposed action (ACHES058)
    • Apply economics and business knowledge, skills and concepts in familiar, new and hypothetical situations (ACHES059)
    • Sub-strand: Communication and reflection
    • Present reasoned arguments and evidence-based conclusions in a range of appropriate formats using economics and business conventions, language and concepts (ACHES060)
    • Reflect on the intended and unintended consequences of economic and business decisions (ACHES061)

General capabilities

Level 6: Typically, by the end of Year 10, students:

  • Literacy:
    • navigate, read and view a wide range of more demanding subject-specific texts with an extensive range of graphic representations
    • interpret and evaluate information within and between texts, comparing and contrasting information using comprehension strategies
    • use pair, group and class discussions and formal and informal debates as learning tools to explore ideas, compare solutions, evaluate information and ideas, refine opinions and arguments in preparation for creating texts
    • use comprehensive knowledge of the structure and features of learning area texts to comprehend and compose complex texts in innovative ways, using conventions for citing others
  • Numeracy
    • use different ways to represent very large and very small numbers including scientific notation
    • solve and model problems involving complex data by estimating and calculating using a variety of efficient mental, written and digital strategies
    • evaluate financial plans to support specific financial goals
  • ICT
    • use advanced search tools and techniques or simulations and digital models to locate or generate precise data and information that supports the development of new understandings
    • select and use ICT to articulate ideas and concepts, and plan the development of complex solutions
    • design, modify and manage complex digital solutions, or multimodal creative outputs or data transformations for a range of audiences and purposes
    • select and use a range of ICT tools efficiently and safely to share and exchange information, and to collaboratively and purposefully construct knowledge
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
    • pose questions to critically analyse complex issues and abstract ideas
    • clarify complex information and ideas drawn from a range of sources
    • speculate on creative options to modify ideas when circumstances change
    • assess risks and explain contingencies, taking account of a range of perspectives, when seeking solutions and putting complex ideas into action
    • identify, plan and justify transference of knowledge to new contexts
    • analyse reasoning used in finding and applying solutions, and in choice of resources
  • Personal and Social Capability
    • reflect on feedback from peers, teachers and other adults, to analyse personal characteristics and skill sets that contribute to or limit their personal and social capability
    • critically analyse self-discipline strategies and personal goals and consider their application in social and work-related contexts
    • develop and apply criteria to evaluate the outcomes of individual and group decisions and analyse the consequences of their decision making
    • articulate their personal value system and analyse the effects of actions that repress social power and limit the expression of diverse views