This unit describes the skills and knowledge to analyse and evaluate highly complex numerical information in texts and analyse and create statistical data, tables and graphs.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
VU22442

Assessment

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 skills to use a wide range of oral and written informal and formal language and representation including symbols, diagrams and charts to communicate mathematically; - interpret, select and investigate appropriate mathematical information and relationships highly embedded in an activity, item or text; - analyse and evaluate the appropriateness, interpretations and wider implications of all aspects of a mathematical activity, and; - select and apply a wide range of mathematical strategies flexibly to generate solutions to problems across a broad range of contexts. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - techniques used to make initial estimations and check results of calculations in relation to the context; - measures of central tendency including mean, median and mode or modal class, and; - common measures of spread including range, interquartile range, common percentiles and standard deviation.

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