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## What maths literacy pupils are expected to learn

By unknown | May 12, 2008 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

#### According to the national and provincial education departments, pupils taking mathematical literacy are expected to learn the following things:

According to the national and provincial education departments, pupils taking mathematical literacy are expected to learn the following things:

lUse a basic calculator;

lPerform basic arithmetical operations;

lWork with relationships between arithmetical operations;

lWork with simple formulae, including formulae for perimeter, area and volume, speed and time;

lEstimate and check estimates against different numbers-related situations;

lWork with and apply the concepts including ratio or proportion, and percentage and rate;

lDetermine input and output values for formulae (or simply put, solve equations);

lDetermine and plot the points for different graphs;

lInterpret information and trends communicated through graphs;

lMeasure lengths, distances, volumes and mass (or weight);

lConvert between units of measurement;

lDraw and interpret scale drawings;

lUse grids, scales and maps;

lOrganise data using tallies and tables;

lSummarise data using the measures including mean, median and mode; and

lRepresent data using various data graphs, including pie charts, histograms and bar graphs.