This unit describes the skills and knowledge to develop numeracy skills related to interpreting, using and calculating with a range of whole numbers, decimals, routine fractions and percentages and money in familiar and routine situations in their personal, public, work or education and training lives.  Learners will communicate these mathematical ideas using a combination of written and spoken responses.

Unit details

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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: - communication and literacy skills to read and interpret relevant, familiar texts and diagrams. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - signs/prints/symbols represent meaning in texts and materials; - place value to read, write and interpret decimals and large whole numbers; - decimals, common fractions and percentages and their common equivalent forms; - informal and formal language of numbers to compare and interpret decimals, common fractions and percentages, and; - techniques used to make initial estimations and check results of calculations in relation to the context.

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