# Course Title: Perform computations

## Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: MATH5306C

Course Title: Perform computations

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4219 - Certificate IV in Fashion and Textiles Merchandising

Course Contact : Barbara Kuczuk

Course Contact Phone: 9925 9145

Course Contact Email:barbara.kuczuk@rmit.edu.au

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Nominal Hours: 30

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Year 10 maths

Course Description

This unit provides learners with the skills and knowledge to become competent to perform mathematical calculations used in business: margin percentages, mark-up percentages, markdowns, sales/m, sales/m2, stock turnover, stock-sales ratios and averages. Breakeven analysis and an introduction to the merchandise plan will also be covered.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

 National Element Code & Title: MEM12024A Perform computations Element: 1. Determine work requirement 2. Perform calculations 3. Produce charts and graphs from given information 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 2.1 Calculation method is applied correctly 2.2 Correct answer is obtained 2.3 Answer is checked against estimation 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

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Details of Learning Activities

&#9658; Use the four operations to perform computations involving whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages in different contexts (problem solving)
&#9658; Use appropriate operations, formulae and units (learning and problem solving)
&#9658; Use ratios (learning and problem solving)
&#9658; Check answers for accuracy (learning and problem solving)
&#9658; Round off numbers to the required degree of accuracy (learning)
&#9658; Produce graphs selecting appropriate scale and describe the trend (learning)
&#9658; Research and collect data (planning and organising)
&#9658; Work in a group to brainstorm and provide feedback on findings (teamwork and initiative and enterprise)
&#9658; Use a calculator (technology)
&#9658; Use self evaluation tools. (learning and self-management)
&#9658; Use on-line activities (technology)
&#9658; Design appropriate format for workbook (initiative and enterprise)

Teaching Schedule

N.B. Students should note that this weekly planner is offered in good faith and that suggested activities will be undertaken as planned. However due to the possibility of unforeseen circumstances some activities might of necessity need to be altered – all efforts for advance notice will be made.

Learning Resources

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Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks undertaken will include assignments and questionnaires.

Assessment Tasks: Complete three quizzes, class work assessment and one mini-assignment

Assessment               Method                                                                           Marks  Awarded
Quiz 1                           Written assessment performed in class                40 marks
Quiz 2                           Written assessment performed in class                20 marks
Class work                  Practical using checklist                                            10 marks
Mini assignment        Homework assignment                                             15 marks
Quiz 3                           Written assessment performed in class                15 marks

TOTAL                                                                                                                   100 MARKS

Assessment Matrix

 Elements Quiz 1 Quiz 2 Class work Mini - assignment Quiz 3 1.1 Required outcomes are established from job instructions. Y Y 1.2 Data is obtained from relevant sources and interpreted correctly. Y Y Y Y 1.3 Required calculation method is determined to suit the application, including selection of relevant arithmetic operations and/or formulae. Y Y Y Y Y 1.4 Expected results are estimated, including rounding off, as appropriate. Y Y Y Y Y 2.1 Calculation method is applied correctly Y Y Y Y Y 2.2 Correct answer is obtained Y Y Y Y Y 2.3 Answer is checked against estimation Y Y Y Y Y 3.1 Data is transposed accurately to produce charts or graphs Y Y 3.2 Charts or graphs accurately reflect data on which they are based. Y Y

Other Information

The following skill is covered in PRODUCT SPECIFICATION and PATTERN DEVELOPMENT (MANU7728C): checking for conformance to specifications

The following skill is covered in SUPPLY CHAIN CONCEPTS (MKTG5757C) under the topic of containers for moving goods: performing calculations involving length, perimeter, area and volume.

Applications of elasticity and force are covered in TEXTILE CALCULATIONS (MANU5910C).

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