Course Title: Perform computations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: MATH5306C

Course Title: Perform computations

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C6086 - Advanced Diploma of Fashion and Textiles Merchandising

Course Contact : Barbara Kuczuk

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9195

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

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

Year 9 Maths

Course Description

This unit provides learners with the skills and knowledge to become competent to perform mathematical calculations used in business: understanding net profit , gross profit, margin percentages, mark-up percentages, markdowns, performance indicators and averages. 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

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 and round off numbers to the required degree of accuracy (learning and problem solving)
&#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; Design appropriate format for workbook (self-management , initiative and enterprise)

Teaching Schedule

 Week Beginning Session – Topic Learning Activity ELEMENT Performance Criteria Employability Skill Assessment Tasks - EVIDENCE 8 February ►Outline of module and assessment method ►Health and Safety ►Review of basics 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. 15 February Visual Presentation of Business Data 1.2 Data is obtained from relevant sources and interpreted correctly. 2.1 , 2.2 , 2.3 3.1 Data is transposed accurately to produce charts or graphs 3.2 Charts or graphs accurately reflect data on which they are based. 22 February Visual Presentation of Business Data 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2 1 March SUBMIT assignment on Visual Presentation of Business Data Profit 2.1, 2.2 ►Self management: plan, organize and meet deadlines ►Communicate ideas and information ►Collect, analyse and organise information SUBMIT assignment on Visual Presentation of Business Data 8 March Profit 2.1, 2.2 15 March IN CLASS WRITTEN ASSESSMENT 1 BASICS AND PROFIT 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 ►Use mathematical ideas and techniques ►Collect, analyse and organise information ►Use technology ►Solve problems ►Communicate ideas and information IN CLASS WRITTEN ASSESSMENT 1 22 March Markup and Margins Exercises 1, 2, & 3 1.1 Required outcomes are established from job instructions. 1.3 Required calculation method is determined to suit the application, including selection of relevant arithmetic operations and/or formulae 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 29 March Semester break 6 April 09 (Easter Monday 5 April) Markup and Margins Exercises 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 12 April Exercises 6, 7, 9, ”How clever are you?” 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 19 April Markup and Margins : Exercises 11, 12, 13 & 14 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 26 April REVISION► Revision of Basics, Profit & Markup and Margins 3 May IN CLASS WRITTEN ASSESSMENT 2 - Markup & Margins 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 ►Use mathematical ideas and techniques ►Collect, analyse and organise information ►Use technology ►Solve problems ►Communicate ideas and information IN CLASS WRITTEN ASSESSMENT 2 10 May Markdown Performance Indicators 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 17 May The Merchandise Plan 1.1, 1.2 , 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2 , 2.3 24 May The Merchandise Plan 1.1, 1.2 , 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2 , 2.3 31 May STUDENT ASSESSMENT WEEK IN CLASS WRITTEN ASSESSMENT 3 1.1, 1.2 , 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2 , 2.3 ►Use mathematical ideas and techniques ►Collect, analyse and organise information ►Use technology ►Solve problems ►Communicate ideas and information IN CLASS WRITTEN ASSESSMENT 3 7 June TEACHER ASSESSMENT WEEK Feedback and maintenance 14 June Term Break 21 June Term Break 28 June Term Break

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

Prescribed Texts

References

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

The student will be required to complete three in-class assessments and one mini-assignment.

Assessment Tasks: Complete three class work assessments and one mini-assignment.

Written assessment 1:  Written assessment performed in class 30 marks
Mini Assignment : Homework assignment 20 marks
Written assessment 2:  Written assessment performed in class 30 marks
Written assessment 3:  Written assessment performed in class 20 marks

Assessment Matrix

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

Other Information

&#9658;The following skill is covered in PRODUCT SPECIFICATION and PATTERN DEVELOPMENT (MANU7728C): checking for conformance to specifications
&#9658;Applications of elasticity and force are covered in TEXTILE CALCULATIONS (MANU5910C).
&#9658;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

Course Overview: Access Course Overview