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ERIC Number: ED363747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Math in the Workplace.
Curry, Donna
This document, which is designed to assist workplace education practitioners in business, education, and labor partnerships funded through the Massachusetts Department of Education's Workplace Literacy Program, includes materials about and/or for use in developing workers' mathematics skills. The first section, which examines the current state of the art of workplace math programs, lists math skills needed in the workplace and strategies for teaching mathematics in the workplace (teacher as facilitator, integration into other curriculum areas, collaborative learning, development of individual problem-solving strategies, importance of process, use of hands-on activities/manipulatives, and application of learning). In the second section, the author relates her own experiences in developing and presenting workplace mathematics programs to help employees accomplish the following: improve job performance, pass an examination/test, and become better-informed employees. The third section is a training plan for a 45-minute introductory training session for workplace educators interested in presenting a workplace mathematics course. Concluding the document is an annotated listing of eight resource materials. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts