The purpose of Units 1 and 2 is to focus the teaching and learning on supporting and enabling students to develop their numeracy skills and practices to make sense of their daily personal, public, and future vocational lives, and in their local community.
Each module describes the range of contexts that are the starting point for developing the students’ numeracy and underpinning their mathematical skills. This range covers four numeracies where foundational mathematical skills are situated and embedded: personal, financial, health & recreational and civic.
At this level, the contexts should be highly familiar and relevant to the students and should reflect their personal interests and lives. The numeracy problems to be solved should be authentic, concrete and immediate. Simple, everyday mathematical information will be situated in highly familiar, simple and concise oral and/or written materials where the mathematics is highly explicit.
Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each units 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 workbooks produced by the VU Polytechnic and/or via the VU Polytechnic e-learning system.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):