Support students' mathematics learning for numeracy

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CHCEDS408A, 'Support students' mathematics learning for numeracy'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Facilitate application of mathematics skills for numeracy

1.1 Identify and explain a variety of numeracy demands and opportunities in daily life

1.2 Demonstrate the different functions of mathematics using activities and examples

1.3 Monitor students' understanding and use of mathematics through observation, listening and conversation, and provide information to teachers to inform planning

1.4 Identify factors affecting acquisition of mathematics skills for numeracy and discuss with the teacher/s

1.5 Develop numerate understandings appropriate to students' culture, age, abilities, interests and needs

1.6 Use examples and activities to highlight and explain applications of mathematics for numeracy to scaffoldlearning

1.7 Model use of mathematics skills appropriate to a range of life and workplace situations relevant to specific students

2. Support students to develop mathematics skills for numerate understanding

2.1 Determine strategies for supporting students in the application of mathematics skills for numeracy in consultation with the teacher/s

2.2 Implement planned strategies to enhance the abilities of students and address their individual needs

2.3 Encourage students to problem-solve using mathematics knowledge and skills in everyday life contexts

2.4 Use explicit talk to focus students on specific mathematics knowledge and skills to be numerate

3. Enhance students' mathematics knowledge and skills through structured activities

3.1 Use accurate mathematics terminology and concepts, as planned with teacher/s, to support students' learning

3.2 Implement strategies devised with teacher/s to develop students' skills in the use of mathematics for numeracy understanding

3.3 Use planned strategies to engage students in identifying mathematical knowledge and skills for numeracy across all key learning areas

3.4 Encourage students to improve mental computation and calculation skills using strategies appropriate to students' developmental levels

3.5 Ensure students check for reasonableness of solutions when calculating, using a range of strategies including estimating and technology

3.6 Encourage students and build their confidence to attempt problem solving that requires the use of mathematics knowledge and skills

4. Design resources to support mathematics learning for numeracy

4.1 Plan learning environments and activities in advance with the teacher/s

4.2 Design resources, in consultation with teacher/s, to reinforce mathematical knowledge and skills, while fulfilling curriculum requirements

4.3 Design resources to suit the developmental level of the students, as determined by the teacher/s

Qualifications and Skillsets

CHCEDS408A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC41708 - Certificate IV in Education Support
  • CHC51308 - Diploma of Education Support