ERIC Number: ED153029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Career Related Math Units for General Math 9.
Grotenhuis, Paul; Purcell, Carol
In this collection of four career-oriented units designed to enhance a ninth grade general math curriculum, the objectives listed are (1) to provide a job oriented environment in which students are encouraged to develop responsible attitudes toward employer and self and to find interest areas to use as the basis for career choices, (2) to provide incentives, both rewards and penalties, similar to those found in real job situations, and (3) to provide lesson plans and student materials which are relative, needs-oriented, math-oriented and career-oriented in order to eliminate extensive teacher preparation time. Titles of the four units are the following: Careers in Sales; Construction; Driving Occupations (delivery truck driver); and Department Store Clerk. Although the bulk of materials in each unit are examples of student worksheets (e.g., arithmetic problems and record forms that would be encountered in the occupation), instructions are given for using the materials within the context of a simulated work setting in which the teacher functions as employer or "boss" and the students as employees. It is suggested that the units may be used for varying periods of time and different class situations. For example, they can be used as "rewards" for individual students who complete the required work, for groups of students who would benefit from course enrichment, or as a general class assignment. (VB)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Roseville Area School District 623, Minn.