ERIC Number: ED212804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Shop Math for the Metal Trades. Combination Welder Apprentice, Machinist Helper, Precision Metal Finisher, Sheet Metal Worker Apprentice. A Report on Metal Trades Industry Certified, Single-Concept, Mathematical Learning Projects to Eliminate Student Math Fears.
Newton, Lawrence R.
This project (1) identifies basic and functional mathematics skills (shop mathematics skills), (2) provides pretests on these functional mathematics skills, and (3) provides student learning projects (project sheets) that prepare metal trades students to read, understand, and apply mathematics and measuring skills that meet entry-level job requirements as defined by the metal trades industry for the following occupations: combination welder apprentice, machinist helper, precision metal finisher, and sheet metal worker apprentice. Each project sheet contains three elements: (1) identification of information, training conditions, training plan, and training goal; (2) review of basic mathematics principles; and (3) shop problems. The project sheets are included in the overall training outline, called the Student Training Record, for each of the occupations listed above. Each Record lists the milestones (major training subjects) and projects (learning activities) the student is to accomplish. Along with teaching the mathematics skills needed for the four occupations, the guide is also intended to reduce the students' mathematics anxiety. Input for the project was obtained from metal trades employers, instructors, and students throughout Northern Utah. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Course Content, Job Skills, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Machinists, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Anxiety, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Instruction, Metal Working, Postsecondary Education, Pretests Posttests, Sheet Metal Work, Shop Curriculum, Skilled Occupations, Student Projects, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Welding
Utah State Office of Education, Adult Education Unit, 250 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (Report: $20.00 each; Machinist Helper and Precision Metal Finisher Handouts: $20.00 each).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Utah State Office of Education, Salt Lake City. Adult Education Unit.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Weber State Coll., Ogden, UT.