ERIC Number: ED217189
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Reference Count: 0
Project Math-Co. Career Based Math Text Book Produced Entirely by Eighth Grade Students at Wiscasset Middle School.
Wiscasset Middle School, ME.
This career-based mathematics text book was written for eighth grade students by eighth grade students at Wiscasset Middle School, Wiscasset, Maine. The text has an innovative format and features interviews with various townspeople of Wiscasset concerning their occupations; from the interviews, information is presented about training needed, working hours, working conditions, likes and dislikes, and salary earned. Twenty-nine occupations are profiled in the text. They include administrator, architect, art teacher, company president, chemical engineer, clerk, dentist, doctor, press shop owner, fisherman, guidance counselor, lawyer, news editor, nuclear engineer, nurse, plumber, police officer, potter, principal, psychologist, real estate agent, recreation director, restaurant owner, secretary, tax collector, therapist, travel agent, veterinarian, and waitress. Following each interview are mathematics problems such as might be encountered by persons in that field. The mathematics problems are supplied in the form of thought (word) problems. Additional miscellaneous problems are given at the end of the text. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wiscasset Middle School, ME.