ERIC Number: ED263417
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Math on the Job. Heavy Equipment Operator.
Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
This booklet is intended to help mainstreamed mentally retarded, emotionally disturbed, or learning disabled high school students acquire a basic understanding of the responsibilities and working conditions of heavy equipment operators and to practice basic math skills necessary in the occupation. The first section provides a brief introduction to the occupation by focusing upon those job tasks of a heavy equipment operator with which the student is likely to be familiar. The next two sections deal with the work environment of the typical heavy equipment operator and the training, education, and experience needed for the occupation. Exercises addressing basic math skills used by heavy equipment operators are provided. Various suggestions are listed for students interested in further exploring the occupation of heavy equipment operator. A glossary and answer sheet conclude the booklet. (MN)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Disabilities, Driver Education, Emotional Disturbances, Enrichment Activities, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Skills, Mental Retardation, Motor Vehicles, Occupational Information, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Special Education, Work Environment
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.