ERIC Number: ED356432
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
The Competitive Edge: Sharpening Your Skills in the Workplace. Mathematics. Student Edition.
Leidig, Julie; And Others
This student edition of learning modules in refresher mathematics 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 student edition 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; reviews; and answer keys. (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-S: $12; set of five, $52; 100 or more, 10% discount).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Extension Instruction and Materials Center.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For related documents, see CE 063 548-551.