Course Title: Perform computations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2018

Course Code: MATH7068C

Course Title: Perform computations

School: 360T Education

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4349 - Certificate IV in Education Support

Course Contact: Soosan Kian

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9494

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Armen Dickranian 

9925 9494

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

No specific pre-requisite and co-requisite.

Course Description

This unit covers estimating approximate answers to arithmetical problems, carrying out basic calculations involving percentages and proportions, and determining simple ratios and averages. The unit includes producing and interpreting simple charts and graphs.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

MEM12024A Perform computations


1. Determine work requirement

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Required outcomes are established from job instructions. 1.2. Data is obtained from relevant sources and interpreted correctly. 1.3. Required calculation method is determined to suit the application, including selection of relevant arithmetic operations and/or formulae. 1.4. Expected results are estimated, including rounding off, as appropriate.


2. Perform calculations

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Calculation method is applied correctly. 2.2. Correct answer is obtained. 2.3. Answer is checked against estimation.


3. Produce charts and graphs from given information

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Data is transposed accurately to produce charts or graphs. 3.2. Charts or graphs accurately reflect data on which they are based.

Learning Outcomes

This Unit develops the skills and knowledge to perform computations competently and consistently in new and different situations and contexts. It includes the application of the four rules of algebraic expressions, extracting information from drawings, diagrams, graphs and charts and producing simple charts and graphs. 

Details of Learning Activities

This unit is part of Certificate IV in Education Support program. You will study this unit with other units on the same day. Your program consists of face to face teaching, Unsupervised Directed Study and you are required to participate in compulsory work placement. It is strongly advised you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency. You are not required to attend to complete Unsupervised Directed Study, however you are expected to complete the work given and will at times be required to show evidence the work has been completed. Your Unsupervised Directed Study will be posted on Canvas.

The student learning experience will be facilitated through participation in a range of activities:

  • Work Placement
  • Group discussion
  • Research assignments
  • Guest speakers
  • Oral and/or written questions on "What if?" scenarios
  • Realistic simulations and role play
  • Practical demonstrations and direct observation of actual work and simulated work practice
  • Oral Presentations
  • Individual and group projects - Completing the projects will include negotiated independent study time and practical work relevant to the unit of competency.

Teaching Schedule

This unit will be delivered weekly.

Please note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the weekly order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources. Should the teaching schedule change students will be advised via Canvas.

Library Orientation & an RMIT Online Systems Information Session will be scheduled during the first two weeks of your program. Information about student services, rights and responsibilities is contained at RMIT  



Teaching Schedule


Measurement estimations

Metric conversions

E1, E2


Perimeters and circumferences

E1, E2


Area (and basic total surface area)

E1, E2


Application of Perimeter and Area with the use of classroom resources

E1, E2


Volume of shapes

Activities involving Total surface area and Volume

E1, E2


Using measurement applications to solve problems

E1, E2


Assessment Task 1- Measurement test

E1, E2


Introduction to graphical representations

E1, E3


Application of data

Creating representations of data (includes scaling and ratios)

E1, E3


Introduction to central tendencies

Relationship between graphs and central tendencies

E1, E3


Conceptualising means and medians on histograms

Interpretation of graphs (i.e. trends)

E1, E3


Directed numbers re-cap 

Multiplying directed numbers

Assessment Task 2 Graphical Representations of Data

E2, E3


Introduction to Algebra

Substitution and Simplification

E1, E2


Expanding equations (including rationale)

E1, E2


Finding the value of pronumerals

Expressing scenarios as algebraic equations

E1, E2


Assessment Task 3 – Algebra test

E1, E2


Reviewing performing computations



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources


RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through handouts, our online systems and access to facilities and relevant software. You will also have access to the library resources. It is recommended that you bring:

  • Display folder with plastic sleeves
    • Highlighter pens
    • Notebook or loose leaf paper
    • Headphones 
    • USB (Memory stick)

Overview of Assessment

In this unit you must demonstrate the specified essential performance and knowledge evidence to achieve competence in this unit. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. You may be assessed by: 

• Oral or written questioning 
• oral presentations
• Assignments and projects 
• Direct observation of actual work practice 
• Presentation of a portfolio of evidence which may comprise documents, and/or photographs and/or video and audio files 
• Work-based activities 
• Third-party feedback from a work supervisor/employer 
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation. 

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

The Student Charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT University student as well as the responsibilities of the university.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which can be found on the RMIT University website at:  :  

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1 – Measurement Test (Week 7)

Assessment 2 – Graphical Representations of Data (Week 11)

Assessment 3 –Algebra test (Week 16)

Assessment tasks in this unit are assessed using the following competency based results:

CC - Competency Credit
CA - Competency achieved
NYC - Not Yet Competent

All Assessment tasks should be submitted by the due date. If an extension is required please contact your teacher and/or Coordinator before the due date.

You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work.

All assessment tasks including electronically recorded student work will be kept by the University for student feedback and to meet government requirements.

If you are found to be Not Yet Competent in a Course Assessment Task you may be allowed one resubmission only. Your teacher will provide feedback regarding what you need to do to improve and will set a new deadline for the resubmission. The highest grade you will receive if your resubmission is successful is ‘CA’

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency and with the critical aspects of assessment for each unit. The assessment matrix are available for students. 

Other Information

Attendance - The major learning experience involves participating in face to face classes. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.

Feedback - Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. Students may be asked to attend interviews with relevant teachers and Program Coordinator to discuss academic progress.

Assessment Academic Progress

Special Consideration - All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Please see the RMIT website for further

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism - RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

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