This unit describes the skills and knowledge to enable learners to develop the basic skills and confidence to locate and recognise whole numbers and simple everyday fractions, decimals and percentages which are part of numerical information partially embedded in simple familiar texts. Learners can then use those numbers to perform simple one-step calculations when reading documents such as newspaper articles, sports results, prices in advertisements and utility bills. Learners will communicate these mathematical ideas using mainly spoken responses with some written responses. Learners at this level may request support resources.
Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce & extend knowledge and skill competence within set & controlled parameters in accordance with each unit’s learning outcomes & 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:
• literacy and oral communication skills to:
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):