This unit describes the skills and knowledge to enable learners to develop the basic skills and confidence to locate and recognise whole numbers and simple everyday fractions, decimals and percentages which are part of numerical information partially embedded in simple familiar texts. Learners can then use those numbers to perform simple one-step calculations when reading documents such as newspaper articles, sports results, prices in advertisements and utility bills. 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: - read relevant, familiar texts and documents, and; - read, write and say whole numbers, simple fractions and familiar words associated with numbers. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - signs/prints/symbols represent meaning in texts and documents; - place value of whole numbers into the thousands; - operations of addition (+), subtraction (-), simple multiplication (×) or simple division (÷) and the words and symbols associated with them, and; - techniques used to make estimations and check results of calculations.

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