ERIC Number: ED022928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Series of Programmed Instruction Books for Learning Occupationally Oriented Basic Mathematics. Report No. 16. Final Report.
Rahmlow, Harold F.
The purpose of this project was to develop and test a series of programed mathematics textbooks for students who plan to enter clerical, retailing, construction, electronics, food service, child care, or agricultural occupations. Behavioral objectives were derived from an earlier analysis of tasks in these occupational clusters. From these, three mathematicians with aid from workers, supervisors, vocational teachers, and mathematics teachers, identified 21 specific mathematics competencies and constructed a sequential content structure. The structure's major elements were (1) Symbols, (2) Representing Numbers by Letters, (3) Reduction of Fractions, (4) Ratios and Fractions, (5) Addition of Fractions, (6) Subtraction of Fractions, (7) Multiplication of Fractions, (8) Division of Fractions, (9) Concepts of Decimals and Fractions, (10) Addition and Subtraction of Decimals, (11) Multiplication of Decimals, (12) Division of Decimals, (13) Conversion of Fractions into Decimals, (14) Equivalent Forms of A=BC, (15) Solutions of A=BC, (16) Percentage, (17) Commutative Law, (18) Reciprocals, (19) Scientific Notation, (20) Proportions, and (21) Concepts of Number Bases. The 27 programed texts which cover this content are available as VT 006 883-VT 006 909, and VT 006 975. (EM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Coordinating Council for Occupational Education, Olympia.; Washington State Univ., Pullman. Coll. of Education.