is an attempt to create a mathematical structure that will
support the implementation of AusVels and the Australian Curriculum for Mathematics.
The acronym SURF©
(Problem Solving, Understanding, Reasoning, Fluency)
comes from the four Proficiency Strands
that underpin the three Content Strands of
• Number and Algebra •
• Measurement and Geometry and •
• Statistics and •
We have added an i to represent and acknowledge the importance of
Why use the Proficiency Statements as the foundations for iSURF©?
The four Proficiency Statements of Problem Solving, Understanding, Reasoning and Fluency represent what we knew as Working Mathematically. This is how the curriculum is explored and developed, as well as the ‘thinking’ and ‘doing’ of how mathematics is delivered. Without them, the level of proficiency within the three Content Strands will not be as sophisticated.