ERIC Number: ED160830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Learning Activity Packets for Minimal Mathematics Competencies in Vocational Education. Exemplary Project in Vocational Education Conducted under Public Law 90-576, Section 132 of P.L. 94-482. Final Report.
Dorchester Vocational Center, SC.
Project activities were conducted to accomplish three major objectives: (1) to develop a definition of minimum mathematical skills necessary to complete vocational skill training in fifteen areas, (2) to develop learning activity packets relevant to each vocational area, and (3) to make the process and packets available to other vocational schools. A project coordinator carried out the project activities; vocational and math teachers developed 230 learning packets. The packets utilize the individualized approach to teaching math skills through related vocations. Two hundred ten tenth-grade students from three school districts participated in the project. Each student received a diagnostic test in mathematical competency at the start of the school year, and based on this score, received appropriate learning activity packets. Pre-post test measurement with the Total Mathematics battery of the Comprehensive Tests of Basic Skills disclosed that students showed an increase, though not statistically significant, in scale scores and in grade equivalency after having utilized the learning activity packets. (A copy of the vocational trade math comprehension test is appended.) (CSS)
Descriptors: Educational Research, High School Students, Individualized Instruction, Job Skills, Learning Modules, Material Development, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Instruction, Norm Referenced Tests, Program Evaluation, Remedial Mathematics, Secondary Education, Student Projects, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Dorchester Vocational Center, SC.
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