This unit describes the skills and knowledge to enable learners to develop the basic skills and confidence to locate and recognise simple whole numbers which are part of numerical information in short, simple highly familiar texts. Learners can then use those numbers to perform very simple one-step calculations when reading documents such as short and simple newspaper articles, sports results, prices in advertisements and utility bills. 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 relevant, short texts; - write whole numbers as numerals and some in words; - read and say whole numbers and basic words associated with numbers; - recognise simple fractions (½), and; - cognitive skills to understand simple operations of addition and subtraction. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - signs/prints/ symbols represent meaning in simple texts such as in popular newspapers, advertising materials, bills and notices; - that numerical information can be represented in different forms; - techniques used to make rough estimations, and; - place value of whole numbers into the hundreds.

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