The purpose of this unit is to enable students to develop everyday numeracy to make sense of their daily personal and public lives. The mathmatics involved includes measurement, shape, numbers, and graphs applied to tasks which are part of the students’ normal routine but also extending to applications outside their immediate personal environment such as the workplace and the community, whether first hand or portrayed by the media.
At the end of the unit students would be able to attempt a series of operations or tasks with some confidence, be able to select the appropriate method or approach required, and would be able to communicate their ideas both verbally and in written form. They would be at ease with straightforward calculations either manually and/or using a calculator.
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.
The qualified trainer and assessor will provide teaching and learning materials as required in the form of Victoria Polytechnic produced workbooks and/or via the Victoria Polytechnic e-learning system.
This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.