This unit describes the skills and knowledge to investigate and interpret numerical information embedded in a range of texts.  It also includes creating, investigating and interpreting statistical data, tables and graphs related to personal, public, work or education and training needs.  At this level the learner works independently across a range of contexts including some that are unfamiliar and/or unpredictable and which 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: - read relevant texts incorporating numerical and statistical information in tables and graphs; - use both informal and formal language of number and data to investigate and interpret a range of numerical and statistical information; - read, understand and interpret numerical information embedded in texts; - problem solving skills to calculate with different types of numbers and mathematical procedures, and; - numeracy skills to collect data and create tables and statistical graphs. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - signs/prints/symbols represent meaning in texts and materials; - decimals, fractions and percentages and their equivalent forms; - key features and conventions of tables and graphs; - techniques used to make initial estimations and check results of calculations in relation to the context, and; - measures of central tendency and simple measures of spread.

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