This unit describes the skills and knowledge to investigate two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes and their representation.  It includes estimating, measuring and calculating quantities and using formulae related to personal, public, work or education and training.  At this level the learner works independently across a range of contexts including some that are unfamiliar and/or unpredictable and include some specialisation.  Learners at this level work independently and initiate and use support from a range of established resources.

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: - literacy skills to read relevant illustrations, diagrams, signs, instructions including relevant tools and machinery; - interpret plans and draw and assemble three-dimensional models; - estimate, measure and calculate a range of metric quantities, and; - estimate, measure and draw accurate scale plans and diagrams of two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes using 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 and in measurement contexts and materials such as on tools, packaging, recipes, designs, diagrams; - simple measurement formulae in familiar and routine contexts; - the characteristics and convention of plans and drawings of two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes, and; - knowledge of a combination of informal and formal language of shape.

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