ERIC Number: ED356431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
The Competitive Edge: Sharpening Your Skills in the Workplace. Mathematics. Instructor's Guide.
Leidig, Julie; And Others
This instructor's guide to mathematics instruction is one of the five books developed during a 21-month cooperative project to develop instructional materials that enhance skills in a workplace context. Partners in the project included the University of Texas at Austin, consultants, the Austin/Travis County Private Industry Council, Hart Graphics, IBM, and Texas Instruments. The guide contains two modules that cover the following topics for a suggested 20-week course in refresher mathematics: decimals, fractions, word problems, estimating and averages, ratios and proportions, percents, standard measurement, signed numbers, algebraic equations and inequalities, solving for unknowns, working with formulas, and graphing ordered pairs. The modules are divided into a total of 23 lessons that use a functional workplace context, discovered through observing how workers use skills, conducting job task analyses, and interviewing workers, supervisors, and training managers. Lessons in this instructor's guide contain some or all the following elements of a lesson plan: learning objective; introduction; vocabulary; practice problems; developing understanding; skill building problems, activities, and exercises; self-check; suggestions for further activities, discussion, or practice; suggested lesson supplements from those at the back of the module; pretests and posttests; answer keys; and notes to the instructor (preceding each lesson). (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Basic Skills, Course Content, Education Work Relationship, Learning Activities, Learning Modules, Lesson Plans, Mathematics Instruction, Remedial Mathematics, Teaching Methods, Workplace Literacy
Extension Instruction and Materials Center, P.O. Box 7218, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78713-7218 (stock no. SN-150-I: $15; set of five, $52; 100 or more, 10% discount).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Extension Instruction and Materials Center.
Note: For related documents, see CE 063 548-552.