ERIC Number: ED279900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Student Math Skills Reference Manual.
Wilson, Odell; And Others
This mathematics support guide is intended for use by vocational students and instructors as a review of essential mathematics concepts and for problem-solving exercises in the vocations. It is designed to accompany the "Mathematical Skills Inventory," which tests mathematics skills, attitudes, and background. A section entitled Arithmetic Skills contains Review Notes and Problem Solving exercises in these areas: whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratio, percents, and signed numbers. The Review Notes outline the fundamental steps in solving mathematics problems. These are presented as algorithms--a series of steps leading to the correct solution in a somewhat automatic way. The Problem Solving exercises give practice in each skill described. Problems are provided in these program areas: medical laboratory technician, mining technology, nursing, secretarial administration, business management, and computer technology. Three reference sections present introductions for a broad range of topics that are becoming more important in the vocational fields. They give students some of the vocabulary and concepts of modern mathematics and information processing. The sections are algebra (algebraic expressions, exponents in algebra, proportions in algebra, number sentences), concepts and problem solving (measurement, number forms, number theory, set theory, and graphs), and applications (metrics, calculators, computers, plane geometry, solid geometry). (YLB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Arithmetic, Business Education, Computer Science, Learning Activities, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Materials, Mathematics Skills, Nursing Education, Office Occupations Education, Problem Solving, Review (Reexamination), Secondary Education, Study Guides, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Office of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Southeast Community Coll., Cumberland, KY.