COMPUTATION

GENERAL OBJECTIVES

On completion of this Section, students should:

1. demonstrate an understanding of place value;

2. demonstrate computational skills;

3. be aware of the importance of accuracy in computation;

4. appreciate the need for numeracy in everyday life;

5. demonstrate the ability to make estimates fit for purpose.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES CONTENT
Students should be able to:

1. perform computation using any of the four basic operations with real numbers;

2. convert among fractions, percentages and decimals;

3. convert from one set of units to another;

4. express a value to a given number of:
(a) significant figures;
(b) decimal places;

5. write any rational number in
standard form;

6. calculate any fraction or
percentage of a given quantity;
Calculating fractions and percentages of a whole.

7. express one quantity as a
fraction or percentage of
another;
Comparing two quantities using fractions and percentages.

8. compare two quantities using
ratios;
Ratio and proportion.

9. divide a quantity in a given
ratio;
Ratio and proportion.

10. solve problems involving:
(a) fractions;
(b) decimals;
(c) percentages;
(d) ratio, rates and
proportions;
(e) arithmetic mean.

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