This unit describes the skills and knowledge to extract and evaluate mathematical information and make a range of calculations including positive and negative numbers, rates and ratios, and powers and roots.  This unit applies to individuals who need numeracy skills at Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level 4 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.

Unit details

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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: - extract, interpret and use mathematical information; - perform calculations involving fractions, decimals, percentages, positive and negative numbers, basic powers and roots and routine formulas; - perform multi-step calculations, and; - apply calculations to workplace contexts and tasks. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - equivalent value of fractions, decimals and percentages; - relationship between powers and roots; - workplace application of negative numbers, and; - order of operations and use of brackets and parentheses.

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