This unit describes the skills and knowledge to use functional numeracy in everyday familiar situations.

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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 skills to convey and follow directions; - literacy skills to use diagrams and maps; - numeracy skills to use numbers related to money, time and measurement, and; - problem solving skills to perform calculations with money, time and measurement.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - numbers to undertake familiar activities related to money, time and measurement; - common representations of monetary amounts: symbols used to represent dollars and cents, and; written form of dollars and cents; - limited range of strategies to assist in using money, time and measurement such as: using size, shape and colour, and; using prior knowledge of money, time and measurement; - simple fractions such as half and quarter; - mathematical symbols for addition and subtraction to perform simple calculations, and; - language of position to convey information about directions.

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