This unit describes the skills and knowledge to develop numeracy skills related to estimating, measuring and calculating everyday quantities including with time and dates, which are part of the learners' routine and less familiar 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 relevant, familiar texts and diagrams and communicate results of calculations, and; - problem solving skills to estimate, measure and calculate with everyday quantities and time using familiar measuring instruments including time measuring and/or recording devices.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - signs/prints/symbols represent meaning in measurement contexts, materials and diagrams; - routine units of metric measurement and conversions between metric units; - units of time and their representation; - knowledge of decimals and common fractions in relation to measurement and time; - informal and formal language of numbers in relation to measurement and time, and; - knowledge of abbreviations associated with measurement and time.

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