# WACE Mathematics Essential General – Unit 1

1.1 Basic calculations, percentages and rates

1.2 Using formulas for practical purposes

1.3 Measurement

1.4 Graphs

This unit provides students with the mathematical skills and understanding to solve problems relating to calculations, measurement applications, formulas to find an unknown quantity and the interpretation of graphs. Throughout this unit, students use the mathematical thinking process. This process should be explicitly taught in conjunction with the unit content. Teachers are advised to apply the content of the four topics in this unit: Basic calculations, percentages and rates; Algebra; Measurement; and Graphs, in contexts that are meaningful and of interest to their students. Possible contexts for this unit are Earning and managing money and Nutrition and health.

It is assumed that an extensive range of technological applications and techniques will be used in teaching this unit. The ability to choose when or when not to use some form of technology and work flexibly with technology are important skills.

The number formats for the unit are whole numbers, decimals, common fractions, common percentages, and square and cubic numbers written with powers.

*Source – Western Australia School Curriculum and Standards Authority 2023*

WACE Mathematics Essential General Courses

WACE Mathematics Essential General Syllabus

## Course Content

### Calculations

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