ERIC Number: ED234197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Flannery, Carol A.
This manuscript provides information and problems for teaching mathematics to vocational education students. Problems reflect applications of mathematical concepts to specific technical areas. The materials are organized into six chapters. Chapter 1 covers basic arithmetic, including fractions, decimals, ratio and proportions, percentages, and order of operations. The three parts of chapter 2 cover algebra, including the real numbers; terms, variables, and expressions; factoring; algebraic fractions; negative and positive values; the rectangular coordinate system; equations; inequalities; quadratics; and functions. In the third chapter, the principles of geometry are covered, including area, pi, volume, and cones. The fourth chapter covers these topics of trigonometry: angles, special angles, vectors, right triangles, oblique triangles, graphing, calculators with trigonometric functions, periods of waves, and trigonometric curves. Chapter 5 discusses calculus, including differentiation, integration, differential calculus, applications of the derivative, integral calculus, and area of right triangles using integration. The final chapter contains mathematical applications in various fields, such as plane surveying, computers, machine parts inspection, automotive technology, aviation, engineering processes, pharmacology, and optical technology. A reference section completes the manuscript. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Authoring Institution: Mountain View Coll., Dallas, TX.
Note: Video tapes to accompany these materials are available.