Course Title: Perform computations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

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

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Katrina Rose



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


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

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

Teaching Schedule

WEEK                                                                                     TOPIC

1                                                                                      Revision of basics/ Profit
2                                                                                          Mark-up/ Margin
3                                                                                             Revision
4                                                                                              Quiz 1
5                                                                            Markdown/ Performance Indicators
6                                                                         Performance Indicators/ D. Plan & Control
7                                                                                           Revision
8                                                                                           Quiz 2
9                                                                              Volume Analysis/ Break Even
10                                                                                Merchandise Planning
11                                                                                        Revision
12                                                                                        Quiz 3

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks undertaken will include assignments and questionnaires.

Assessment Tasks

Three quizzes

Assessment Matrix

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