This unit describes the skills and knowledge to enable learners to develop the basic skills and confidence to perform simple and familiar numeracy tasks involving measurement estimations and measurements which are part of the learners' normal routines and activities such as shopping, cooking, work related measures and reading and telling the time. Learners will communicate these mathematical ideas using mainly spoken responses with some written responses.

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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: - communication and literacy skills to read familiar texts containing common measurements such as a simple recipe, and; - ability to use simple measuring tools and time devices. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - signs/prints/symbols represent meaning in measurement contexts and materials such as on tools and packaging; - whole numbers, simple fractions and the language associated with measurement and time; - abbreviations associated with measurement and time, and; - common units of metric measurement and time and their appropriate use.

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