This unit describes the skills and knowledge to enable learners to develop the basic skills and confidence to perform simple and familiar numeracy tasks. This involves the recognition, comparison and simple one-step calculations with money, whole numbers and simple everyday fractions, decimals and percentages which are part of the learners' normal routines and activities such as shopping, recreational activities and routine work related calculations or purchases. Learners will communicate these mathematical ideas using mainly spoken responses with some written responses. Learners at this level may request support and begin to develop their own support resources.

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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: - literacy and oracy skills to read, write and say whole numbers, simple fractions and familiar words associated with numbers and money, and; - numeracy skills to identify and use the value of coins and notes.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - signs/prints/symbols represent meaning; - place value of whole numbers into the thousands; - techniques used to make estimations and check results of calculations, and; - understanding of operations of addition (+), subtraction (-) , simple multiplication (×) or simple division (÷) and the words and symbols associated with them.

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