ERIC Number: ED167753
Record Type: RIE
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Mathematics Used in Occupations: An Interrelated Guide.
Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Dept. of Vocational Technical Education.
Intended for use by counselors and mathematics teachers, this guide brings together mathematical and occupational skills to form an interrelated curriculum. Eight occupational clusters are included as follow: (1) business and office, (2) communications, (3) construction, (4) hospitality, (5) manufacturing, (6) marketing and distribution, (7) personal service, and (8) transportation. The scope of each cluster is defined, and the major job areas within it are identified in conjunction with suggested vocational courses. A chart then shows the relation of the occupational courses to the mathematical concepts and the mathematical courses in which they are taught. Besides giving the occupational applications of the concept, the chart refers to the appendixes which contain examples of the mathematical problems encountered in the specific occupations. The mathematical skills applied include the following: areas and volumes; computer science; conics; geometry; decimals; basic arithmetic; exponents, roots, and powers; formulas and equations; graphs and tables; logarithms; logic and proof; matrices; measurement systems; parallels and perpendiculars; percents; perspectives and transformations; polynomials; calculus; products and factors; ratio and proportion; statistics and probability; trigonometry; and vector applications. (ELG)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Pupil Personnel Services Section.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn. Dept. of Vocational Technical Education.