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Year 6 Mathematics sample assessment - Goal difference - the importance of zero

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This sample assessment is based on previous versions of the Australian Curriculum.

Goal difference


Negative numbers are used in everyday situations. They are sometimes used to compare the progress of sporting teams through competitions. Students use tables that include positive and negative numbers to make judgments about how the teams are progressing.

Written: Mathematical investigation


  • Teacher guidelines (includes cover page)
  • Student booklet
  • Model response
  • Task-specific standards: Continua
  • Task-specific standards: Matrix

Download the full assessment (contains the documents as Word files):

Model student response

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