ERIC Number: ED263429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Math on the Job. Tractor-Trailer Driver.
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 tractor-trailer drivers 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 tractor-trailer driver with which the student is likely to be familiar. The next two sections deal with the work environment of the typical tractor-trailer driver and the training, education, and experience needed for the occupation. Exercises addressing basic math skills used by tractor-trailer drivers are provided. Various suggestions are listed for students interested in further exploring the occupation of tractor-trailer driver. A glossary and answer sheet conclude the booklet. (KC)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Education, Disabilities, Emotional Disturbances, Employment Qualifications, Enrichment Activities, Learning Disabilities, Mathematics Skills, Mental Retardation, Occupational Information, Problem Solving, 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.
Note: For the other booklets in this series, see CE 042 963-994.