This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to describe and draw everyday objects, including constructing common 3D shapes. It also includes identifying and estimating common angles.  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: - identify two dimensional shapes in the real world; - identify rectangular prisms, cubes, pyramids, spheres and cylinders in the real world; - identify 360°, 180°, 90° and 45°, and; - draw 2D shapes and construct 3D shapes from nets.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - number of sides or edges, corners or vertices and flat surfaces or faces of common shapes; - squares have equal length of sides; - rectangles have parallel sides that are equal, and; - spheres have no flat surfaces.

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