This unit describes the skills and knowledge to support learners to develop the basic skills and confidence to perform simple and familiar numeracy tasks involving the interpretation of simple everyday maps or street directories. It includes giving and following simple and familiar directions which are part of the learners' normal routines to do with directions and locations in familiar contexts, such as near their homes, shopping centres, in workplace buildings or education institutions. Learners will communicate these mathematical ideas using mainly spoken responses with some written responses. Learners at this level may request support and begin to develop their own 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: - oracy skills to describe the relative location of two or more objects and to follow simple oral directions, and; - literacy skills to read relevant, familiar maps and street directories.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - signs/prints/symbols represent meaning in signs, diagrams and maps; - the key features of simple diagrams, maps and street directories of familiar locations, and; - mainly informal and some formal oral mathematical language of position and location to give and follow directions.

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