Fluency and Reasoning in Matific
Fluency is a key concept in Matific. Students develop skills in choosing appropriate procedures, carrying out these procedures flexibly, accurately and efficiently. Students also learn to recall factual knowledge and concepts readily.
Students develop an increasingly sophisticated capacity for logical thought and actions, such as analysing, proving, evaluating, explaining, inferring, justifying and generalising.
Students develop the ability to make choices, interpret, formulate, model and investigate problem situations, and communicate solutions effectively. They formulate and solve problems when they use mathematics to represent unfamiliar or meaningful situations, design investigations and plan their approaches, apply strategies to seek solutions, and verify that their answers are reasonable.
Students are communicating mathematically when they describe, represent and explain mathematical situations, concepts, methods and solutions to problems, using appropriate language, terminology, tables, diagrams, graphs, symbols, notation and conventions.
In Matific Students develop an understanding of the relationship between the 'why' and the 'how' of mathematics. They build understanding when they connect related ideas, represent concepts in different ways, identify commonalities and differences between aspects of content and describe their thinking mathematically.