Demonstrate an understanding of the use of different number bases and measurement units and an awareness of error in the context of relevant calculations (Free Preview)

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US No. 9010
NQF Level 03
Credits  2

This unit standard is designed to provide credits towards the mathematical literacy requirements. The essential purposes of the mathematical literacy requirements are that, as the learner progresses with confidence through the levels, the learner will grow in:

Unit standard range:
This unit standard covers:
Approximation in relation to the use of computing technologies, the distinction between exact and approximate answers in a variety of problem settings. More detailed range statements are provided for specific outcomes and assessment criteria as needed.


  1. Convert numbers between the decimal number system and the binary number system.
  2. Work with numbers in different ways to express size and magnitude.
  3. Demonstrate the effect of error in calculations.

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