This unit describes the skills and knowledge to use formal mathematical concepts and techniques and mathematical problem solving techniques to analyse and solve problems.

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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 skills to provide oral and written explanations of problem solving and mathematical techniques and outcomes; - 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: - specialised calculator functions such as trigonometric, statistical, algebraic, power, graphical functions to support mathematical problem solving, and; - problem solving techniques such as guess and check, elimination, using patterns, rules, relationships and algebra to interpret and extract information.

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