The purpose of this unit is to enable students to develop, refine, extend and apply numeracy knowledge and skills through an investigation in an unfamiliar industry area in which they have an interest and may seek future employment. The numeracy involved focuses on Number, Measurement, Financial Numeracy, and Probability and Statistics.
This unit (NUM033) seeks to extend students' understanding of how numerical knowledge and skills can be transferred to an industry area. The key processes involve identifying mathematics, applying it and communicating the results.
Students develop an understanding of the practical components of planning and undertaking an in-depth numeracy-based project, linked to an unfamiliar industry area.
Students will also develop key project management skills in a numeracy context, such as stating key aims, setting specific tasks, establishing timelines and milestones, identifying and managing risk, and communicating results. Students will be encouraged to develop and apply their skills of creative and critical thinking in the planning and completion of the numeracy-based project that will be negotiated with their teacher/trainer.
At this level, students also share their knowledge and work independently and in teams.
On completion of this unit, students should be more confident in their ability to explore, develop and apply numeracy related to employment in an industry area.