This unit describes the skills and knowledge to develop the basic skills and confidence to perform simple and familiar numeracy tasks involving the identification, comparison and sketching of simple and familiar two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes and designs which are part of the learners' normal routines to do with familiar buildings, furniture, signs, or common household or workplace objects. 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 skills to read relevant, familiar materials and illustrations, diagrams and signs; - oracy skills to describe simple shapes and designs, and; - ability to use simple measuring and drawing tools to draw sketches of common two-dimensional shapes. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - signs/prints/symbols represent meaning in relation to shapes and designs, and; - the characteristics of common two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes and the informal and some formal language of shape and design.

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