This unit describes the skills and knowledge to develop and apply numeracy skills in exam contexts to respond to recruitment related numeracy assessment.

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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: - fractions and mixed numbers; - decimals and directed numbers; - select the mathematical process appropriate for each different calculation and to test the accuracy of results; - estimate to check calculations and reasonableness of outcomes; - use a range of mathematical symbolism to represent mathematical thinking and processing; - respond to cross cultural interpretations of common numerical concepts, and; - self management skills to identify appropriate strategies that support effective skill demonstration, such as time management, skimming and scanning and re-reading for meaning.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - methodology for conducting calculations; - units of metric measurement and conversions between metric units; - units of time and their representation; - decimals and common fractions in relation to measurement and time; - abbreviations associated with measurement and time; - mathematical vocabulary such as addition/plus; subtraction/minus; multiplication/times; - common cross cultural interpretations of common numerical concepts, and; - key features, conventions and symbols of data in numerical texts such as scales and axes, columns.

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