ERIC Number: ED369954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reading and Math.
Baldwin, Anna; And Others
This publication contains materials used in the three phases of the reading and mathematics components of work-specific classes. Each section begins with an overview of developments in that phase. Section 1 focuses on Phase 1 during which math and reading were taught as separate components. It contains a math placement appraisal, worksheets and quizzes for math and trigonometry, and information sheets and exercises on DOS commands and managing a hard disk. Section 2 focuses on Phase 2 during which reading and math components were taught separately. It provides the following: crossword puzzles and word searches that incorporate work-specific vocabulary, main idea practice, reading pretest word problems, line graphs, and a pay stub exercise. Section 3 covers Phase 3 that uses three components to integrate reading, mathematics, communication, and other critical skills: (1) pretest to write an Individual Instruction Plan; (2) cooperative learning groups to solve enrichment activities specific to the plant; and (3) production of a video presentation that addresses departmental education needs. The first component includes PLUS (People Leaping Upward to Success), a mathematics program for the workplace, with objectives, pretest/posttest, individualized education plan, and sample PLUS assessment materials. The second component contains plant-specific applications for math, covering place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and decimals. Miscellaneous tests, activities, and checklists used in the classes are also provided. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Computer Assisted Instruction, Individualized Education Programs, Instructional Materials, Integrated Curriculum, Literacy Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Pretests Posttests, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: WestPoint-Stevens, Inc., Clemson, SC.; Clemson Univ., SC.
Note: For related documents, see ED 361 516 and CE 066 419-424.