This unit describes the skills and knowledge to develop numeracy skills related to the interpretation and use of familiar maps or street directories and giving and following directions which are part of the learners' familiar and routine situations in their personal, public, work or education and training lives. Their communication about these mathematical ideas will be a combination of spoken and written responses. Learners at this level work independently and continue to build and use their own familiar 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 written instructions and diagrams, including maps and street directories, and; - communication skills to use the formal and informal language of position.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - signs/prints/symbols represent meaning in diagrams, maps and street directories; - key features and conventions such as distance, directions, simple scales, labels, symbols and keys on maps and plans; - informal and formal oral and written mathematical language of position and location, and; - position and location to give and follow directions.

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