This unit describes the skills and knowledge that enable learners to develop the basic skills and confidence to perform very simple and highly familiar numeracy tasks involving the recognition, comparison and use of simple whole numbers and money which are part of the learners' normal routines and activities. Learners will mainly communicate these mathematical ideas using spoken rather than written responses. Learners at this level may require support through prompting and advice.

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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 and say whole numbers and basic words associated with money; - recognise simple fractions (½); - write whole numbers as numerals and some in words; - recognise and compare the value of coins and notes, and; - recognise the simple operations of addition and subtraction and the words and symbols associated with them.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - signs/prints/symbols represent meaning in simple texts; - place value of whole numbers into the hundreds, and; - techniques used to make rough estimations.

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