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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Use algebraic notation, conventions and terminology to solve problems 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7453  Use algebraic notation, conventions and terminology to solve problems 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Math. Literacy Mathematics and Math Sciences 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 10 - Physical, Mathematical, Computer and Life Sciences Mathematical Sciences 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
ABET Level 4  Regular-Fundamental  Level 1  NQF Level 01 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
People credited with this unit standard are able to:

Form and use algebraic equations and inequalities to represent and solve practical and abstract problems;
Manipulate algebraic expressions to find equivalent forms; and
Select and use algebraic formulae to solve problems. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following learning at ABET Numeracy level 4 is assumed to be in place:

Describe and represent relationships in a variety of contexts using simple algebraic expressions and/or equations. 

UNIT STANDARD OUTCOME HEADER 
Form and use algebraic equations and inequalities 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Form and use algebraic equations and inequalities to represent and solve problems. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Simple linear equations and inequalities. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The problem is represented completely through equations or inequalities, which are consistent with the problem. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The concepts of equations and inequalities are explained. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Situations requiring the use of equations as opposed to inequalities, and vice versa, are identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Algebraic rotation, conventions and terminology are used correctly. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. The solution is correct in terms of the problem context. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. The solution is verified through substitution or other verification processes. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Manipulate algebraic expressions to find equivalent forms. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Common factors, products and grouping using associative, distributive and commutative properties. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The manipulated form is equivalent to the original form. 
ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
The original expression is manipulated to achieve at least two different forms.
 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Select and use algebraic formulae to solve problems. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Substitution into any formula, solve for one variable, supplied formulae from any context. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. The correct formula is selected in terms of the problem context. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The formula is applied correctly to obtain a valid solution. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Units are used correctly. 



Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve mathematical problems using algebraic notation, conventions and terminology in which responses display that responsible decisions using critical and creative thinking have been made. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate algebraic notations, conventions and terminology to solve problems. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicate mathematical symbols effectively. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
Understand the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation. 

REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
  ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
Fundamental  23114   Basic Certificate: Early Childhood Development  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2009-01-10  ETDP SETA 
Fundamental  49753   General Education and Training Certificate: General Technical Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  EWSETA 
Fundamental  24296   National Certificate: Construction: Installation of Floor Coverings  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 
Fundamental  22977   National Certificate: Construction: Roadworks  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2005-12-04  CETA 


PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
 
1. HT MARKTECH 
2. INTEGRATED ADULT TRAINING 
3. ISAZI TRAINING 
4. TRY EASY ELECTRICAL SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 



All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.