## ABET Training: Level 3

### Adult Basic Education & Training

Course: |
ABET
Level 3 (Equivalent of Grade 7) |

Duration: |
160 Hours |

Target
Group: |
People in organisations not on school level of Grade 7 |

Entrance
Requirements: |
ABET level 2 or assessment of potential |

Assessment: |
Assessment portfolio |

### ABET LEVEL 3 (COMMUNICATION):

#### Purpose of Course:

The education and training of adults in areas of primary knowledge in Communication integrated with lifelong skills.

#### Course Modules:

- engage in a range of speaking and listening interactions
- read and respond to a range of text types
- write for a variety of different purposes and contexts

#### Specific outcomes:

##### Engage in a range of speaking and listening interactions

- initiate and maintain conversation
- ask for and give information, explanations, directions and instructions
- make and respond to suggestions, offers and requests
- express and respond to opinions and arguments
- use and respond to emotive, aesthetic and creative aspects of oral language
- listen and respond critically to oral text

##### Read and respond to a range of texts

- understand the literal meaning of the text
- relate a text to own experience and knowledge
- interpret and respond critically to a text
- use appropriate reading strategies to suit the text and the purpose of the task
- identify the organization and structure of the text

##### Write for a variety of different purposes and contexts

- select and present content appropriate to the writing task
- organize and format text appropriately
- use language conventions appropriate to the nature of the writing task
- plan,draft and edit own writing

### ABET LEVEL3 (NUMERACY):

##### Purpose of the Course:

The education and training of adults in areas of primary knowledge in numeracy integrated with lifelong skills.

#### Course Modules:

- solve realistic and abstract problems involving changing quantities by addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
- solve realistic and abstract problems involving comparing quantities in terms of differences and ratios
- solve realistic and abstract problems involving grouping and equal and proportional sharing
- solve realistic and abstract problems involving rates and direct and indirect proportion
- solve realistic and abstract problems involving variables in non-symbolic form
- work with number patterns and relationships involving multiples, factors, even numbers, odd numbers and prime numbers
- demonstrate knowledge of different ways of expressing fractions and work with fractions, percentages and decimals to describe situations and calculate change situations
- demonstrate understanding of appropriate measurements and the relationships between different units of measures, and solve problems involving measurement, perimeter, area, volume and time
- construct and use tables and graphs to organize and interpret information
- describe, draw, analyse and construct planar shapes and patterns and spatial objects and describe, interpret and represent the environment geometrically
- apply concepts of lines of sight, views and perspectives in drawing, pictures, photographs and the environment to make sense of and decisions relative to the world around us
- describe routes and locations and draw simple maps
- demonstrate knowledge of the development of mathematics as a human activity and use an alternate number system to the base ten system

**Specific outcomes:**

#### Solve realistic and abstract problems involving changing quantities by addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

- estimate answers to applied problems and computations
- express the problem situation using words, mathematical expressions, equations and/or drawing
- devise and/or implement strategies to solve mathematical problems
- interpret,verify and justify solutions in terms of practical considerations>

#### Solve realistic and abstract problems involving rates and direct and indirect proportion

- estimate the answers to applied problems and computations
- express the problem situation using words, mathematical expressions, equations and/or drawings
- devise and/or implement strategies to solve mathematical problems
- interpret, verify and justify solutions in terms of practical consideration

#### Solverealistic and abstract problems involving variables in non-symbolic form

- estimate the answers to applied problems and computations
- express the problem situation using words, mathematical expressions, equations and/or drawings
- devise and/or implement strategies to solve mathematical problems
- interpret,verify and justify solutions in terms of practical considerations

#### Work with number patterns and relationships involving multiples, factors, even numbers, odd numbers and prime numbers

- determine the multiples and factors of numbers
- classify numbers as even, odd and/or prime
- identify and extend numerical patterns

##### Demonstrate knowledge of different ways of expressing fractions and work with fractions, percentages and decimals to describe situations and calculate change situations

- describe situations or changes by expressing one quantity as a fraction, percentage, and/or decimal of another quantity, and recognize situations for using such descriptions
- describe situations involving parts of a whole as fractions, percentages and decimals of a whole and recognize situation for using descriptions
- find a given simple fractions, percentages or decimal of a quantity or shape and change a quantity or shape by increasing or decreasing it by that faction, percentages or decimal

##### Demonstrate understanding of appropriate measurements and the relationships between different units of measurements, and solve problems involving measurement, perimeter, area, volume and time

- measure and/or estimate length, mass, time, angles and temperature using simple instruments or reference measures for estimation purposes and express the measurement using informal and standard units of measure
- demonstrate understanding of the decimal relationship between units of measure, convert units of measure from one size to another and explain the use of conversions
- estimate measurements and answers to applied problems and computations
- express the problem situation using words, measurements, expressions, equations and/or drawings
- devise and/or implement strategies to solve measurement problems involving perimeter, area, volume and time
- interpret,verify and justify solutions in terms of practical considerations

##### Construct and use tables and graphs to organize and interpret information

- describe quantitative information which is represented graphically
- describe,analyse and interpret tables and graphs to determine and describe trends and patterns, and make predictions
- construct simple tables and graphs to represent quantitative data and select appropriate graphs according to the type of data
- explain the use of tables and graphs and evaluate graphs for appropriate representations of data and for possible misleading representation of data

##### Apply concepts of lines of sight, views and perspectives in drawings, pictures, photographs and the environment to make sense of and decisions relative to the world around us

- apply lines of sight to make decision about the placements of object and the effect of movements by the observer and the object on the view
- draw simple objects in perspective and/or parallel projection and different views of a simple, regular object, and demonstrate understanding of the relationship between 3-dimensional objects 2-dimensional views of objects
- explain information in photographs and drawings in terms of shapes, length, direction, angles and views

##### Describe routes and locations and draw simple maps

- describe routes and locations using everyday language
- describe routes and locations in terms of existing systems of coordinates
- use scales to interpret maps and draw simple maps to scale

##### Demonstrate knowledge of the development of mathematics as a human activity and use alternate number system to the base ten system

- explain how different ancient number systems work
- describe the development of our number system
- use an ancient number system to count and record quantities

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