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ERIC Number: ED368986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 68
Abstractor: N/A
Math on the Job.
Meier, Jean
This workbook, designed for workplace literacy courses, contains materials for a mathematics review course of basic number concepts focused on helping participants understand the meaning of numbers and arithmetic operations. Strategies are provided for increasing accuracy when doing computations with whole numbers, decimals, and percents. Rounding, estimating, and averaging is covered together with techniques for mental arithmetic. Applications to real work situations are used throughout with an emphasis on problem solving. Introductory materials include objectives, a topical outline, a course outline, information on course time and resources. The workbook contains lesson plans for 12 sessions (objectives, topics, method, evaluation, and materials needed), information sheets and problems to solve. The following topics are covered: place value, problem solving, mental arithmetic, division, rounding, estimating, averaging, decimals, fractions, planning and cost estimation, percent, quality control, job labor costs, personal money management, and employee benefits. A pretest and a posttest with answers are included. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
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: Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For related documents, see ED 351 578-599 and CE 066 398-418.