Course Title: Perform computations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: MATH5265C

Course Title: Perform computations

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C2169 - Certificate II in Electrotechnology Studies (Pre-vocational)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ross Bousie


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


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
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

Refer to elements

Details of Learning Activities


Problem Solving at the end of each topic

Teaching Schedule

Session NumberhoursTopic Delivered
Day 11.5 Pre-test
Day 11 Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division.
Day 10.5 Order of operations
Day 11 Decimals and Percentages
Day 11 Conversion of decimals to fractions and vice versa.
Day 13Fractions – addition, subtraction, division, multiplication
Day 22Rounding
Day 20.5Significant figures
Day 21 Scientific and Engineering Notation
Day 24Transposition
Day 20.5 Direct and inverse proportion.
Day 33 Graphs
Day 32Trigonometry
Day 33Revision and Test

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

1. Maths demystified - appendix 2nd edition electrical trade principles, a practical approach by jeffery Hampson and steven Hassen.

2. Student Workbook

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written,oral, practical tasks and activities.
You will be asked to personally demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals.

Assessment Tasks


Assessment Matrix

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