This unit describes the skills and knowledge to interpret and calculate whole numbers, routine fractions, decimals and percentages.  This unit applies to individuals who need numeracy skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 3 to undertake a vocational training pathway or workplace tasks.  This unit is designed for integration and contextualisation with vocational units to support achievement of vocational competency.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - interpret and use common fractions, decimals and percentages in real situations; - choose the appropriate operations to solve real life mathematical problems, and; - perform calculations involving fractions, decimals and percentages. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - place value and use of zero; - relationship between operations; - order of operations, and; - relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages.

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