This unit describes the skills and knowledge to enable learners to develop the basic skills and confidence to perform very simple and highly familiar numeracy tasks involving the recognition and comparison of simple and familiar measurements which are part of the learners' normal routines. This would typically relate to activities such as shopping, cooking, work related measures and telling the time. Learners will mainly communicate these mathematical ideas using spoken rather than 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: - oracy and literacy skills to read and say whole numbers, simple fractions (½) and basic words associated with measurement and time. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - signs/prints/symbols represent meaning in measurement contexts and materials such as on tools and packaging; - common units of metric measurement and their appropriate use, and; - abbreviations associated with highly familiar measurement and time.

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