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Overview

Framework:
Access to HE
Level:
Level 3
Unit No:
QU006176
Credits:
3
Guided learning hours:
Not available

Qualification Grading Type

Graded

Grade Descriptors

  • GD3-Application of skills
  • GD7-Quality

Unit Learning Outcomes

1.

Understand how to perform calculations with integers, decimals and fractions.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1
    Make calculations involving integers, decimals and fractions with or without a calculator.
  • 1.2
    Give answers to calculations correct to a specified number of decimal places or significant figures. Using accuracy appropriate to the nature of the data.

2.

Understand how to perform calculations with percentages.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1
    With and without a calculator, convert between percentages, decimals and fractions.
  • 2.2
    Express one quantity as a percentage of another.
  • 2.3
    Find a percentage of a quantity.
  • 2.4
    Calculate percentage increase and decrease; direct and inverse problems.

3.

Understand how to use standard form, indices and roots.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1
    Make conversions between ordinary numbers and standard form.
  • 3.2
    Use the exponential key and interpret calculator displays.
  • 3.3
    Make calculations involving indices and roots.
  • 3.4
    Apply index laws to simplify expressions involving powers and roots.

4.

Understand how to evaluate formulae.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1
    Evaluate formulae by substitution using the full range of functions on a scientific calculator.

5.

Understand how to calculate area and volume.

Assessment Criteria

  • 5.1
    Calculate the surface area of plane geometric figures and the volume of complex geometric figures.

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