ERIC Number: ED263435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Math on the Job. Taxi 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 taxi 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 taxi driver with which the student is likely to be familiar. The next two sections deal with the work environment of the typical taxi driver and the training, education, and experience needed for the occupation. Exercises addressing basic math skills used by taxi drivers are provided. Various suggestions are listed for students interested in further exploring the occupation of taxi 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.