This unit describes the skills and knowledge to develop numeracy skills related to identification, comparison, construction and drawing of familiar two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes and designs which are part of the learners' 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.

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: - communication and literacy skills to read relevant, familiar texts, diagrams, illustrations, and plans and communicate using the informal and formal language of shape, and; - problem solving skills to estimate, measure and draw plans and diagrams using familiar drawing and measuring instruments.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - signs/prints/symbols represent meaning in relation to shapes and designs; - common two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes; - the informal and formal language of shape, and; - the features and conventions of plans and drawings and instructions related to assembling shapes.

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