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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Work with patterns in various contexts 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
7448  Work with patterns in various contexts 
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
Passed the End Date -
Status was "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 recognise, identify, describe, generate, complete and extend numeric, geometric and other patterns in various contexts. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
The following competencies at ABET Numeracy level 3 are assumed to be in place:

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

Describe, draw, analyse and construct planar shapes and patterns and spatial objects and describe, interpret and represent the environment geometrically. 

UNIT STANDARD OUTCOME HEADER 
Recognise, identify and describe patterns in vario 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Recognise, identify and describe patterns in various contexts. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Numeric, geometric, patterns from a variety of contexts. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Patterns are recognised in terms of the relationship between the elements of the pattern. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Patterns are correctly identified in terms of the relationship between the elements of the pattern. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Patterns are correctly described in terms of the relationship between the elements of the pattern and remain consistent through the pattern. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. The language of comparison is appropriate and describes the relationship between the elements of the pattern. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Complete, extend and generate patterns in a variety of contexts. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Numeric, geometric, patterns from a variety of contexts. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Completed patterns are internally consistent with respect to the relationship between elements of the pattern. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The extension is consistent with respect to the relationship between elements of the pattern. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Generated patterns are internally consistent. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Devise processes for a general rule. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Processes include: systematic counting, sequencing numbers, tables, drawings, pictures, classification, organised lists, mathematical and models such as graphs. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Appropriate processes are devised according to the context. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Processes have potential to lead to a general rule. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. A general rule is devised such that it is consistent with the relationship of the elements of the patterns. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Represent patterns using different generalised mathematical forms. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Graphs, formulae, expressions and other rules for expressing patterns. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Appropriate mathematical forms are used to represent patterns. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. The representation is consistent with relationships within the pattern and represents the pattern completely. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Conversions are made between various forms of representations. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. Relationships between various possible forms of representations are described. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Use general rules to generate patterns. 
OUTCOME RANGE 
Processes include: systematic counting, sequencing numbers, tables, drawings, pictures, classification, organised lists, mathematical models such as graphs. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Patterns generated are consistent with the general rule. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Patterns are generated to the extent that they enable the rule to be devised from the pattern. 



Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
Identify and solve problems by working with patterns in various contexts. 

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

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
Collect, analyse, organise general mathematical rules to generate patterns. 

UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
Communicate effectively mathematical symbols. 

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  71751   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
Fundamental  73249   General Education and Training Certificate: Adult Basic Education and Training: Academic Curriculum  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2028-06-30  UMALUSI 
Fundamental  23093   General Education and Training Certificate: Development Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  ETDP SETA 
Fundamental  49753   General Education and Training Certificate: General Technical Practice  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  EWSETA 
Fundamental  23253   National Certificate (GETC): Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Activities  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2023-06-30  MERSETA 
Fundamental  14406   National Certificate: Early Childhood Development: Preschool Phase  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Registered" 
2003-10-11  Was ETDP SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
Fundamental  49014   National Certificate: Rockbreaking: Underground Hard Rock  Level 3  NQF Level 03  Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2007-08-16  Was MQA until Last Date for Achievement 


PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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4. BARBERTON MINES (PTY) LTD 
5. BOLAND COLLEGE 
6. Cedars Academy for Technical 
7. Centre for Creative Education/Iziko La Bantu Be Afrika NPC 
8. CENTRE FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT 
9. Changing Lives Community Development Training 
10. College of Cape Town - Athlone Campus 
11. Compass Academy of Learning 
12. CONCOR PROJECTS PTY LTD 
13. D M Management and Consulting 
14. Dabulamanzi & Njabulo Ndaba Consulting cc 
15. DEVELO CC 
16. EBENEZER TRAINING HOUSE FOR EARLY LEARNING 
17. EDUTAK PRE-SCHOOL TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT 
18. Edutel Wholesale & Retail Academy 
19. ERGO BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY NPC 
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33. Khululeka Community Education Centre 
34. Klein Karoo Resource Centre 
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37. LESEDI EDUCARE ASSOCIATION 
38. MACCAUVLEI LEARNING ACADEMY (PTY) LTD 
39. Marematlou Training Institute 
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52. Peddie Development Centre 
53. Pineridge Training Centre 
54. Professional Development and Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
55. QPD CONSULTANTS 
56. REGIONAL EDUCARE COUNCIL 
57. Retshetse Training Project 
58. Rhodes University 
59. RICHARDS BAY MINING PTY LTD 
60. SANTS College 
61. SENZEKO EXECUTIVE RISK CC 
62. SEOPOSENGOE TRAINING CONSULTANCY CC 
63. SIBANYE GOLD ACADEMY PROPRIETARY LIMITED 
64. Siyathuthuka Nursery School 
65. South Cape Public FET College - George Campus 
66. Southern African Institute of Learning (SAIL) 
67. SPS Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
68. Takatso Educare Training and Development Services 
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73. The Port Elizabeth Early Learning Centre 
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77. Ulandi (Lewena Lema) Business Communications 
78. UNIVERSAL COLLEGE OUTCOMES SA 
79. Vuselela TVET College 
80. WEST COAST COLLEGE FET 
81. WESTERN CHROME MINES 
82. WonderKids Academy 
83. World Wide Education Providers(Pty)Ltd 
84. Woz'obona Early Childhood Community Service Group 



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