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ERIC Number: ED388793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 138
Abstractor: N/A
Math on the Job. P.R.I.D.E. People Retraining for Industry Excellence.
Meier, Jean
This guide, part of a series of workplace-developed materials for retraining factory workers, provides teaching materials for a workplace mathematics course. The course is a review of basic number concepts focused on helping participants to understand the meaning of numbers and arithmetic operations. The introductory materials include a course outline, course objectives, a topical outline, information on course length and continuing education units, and resources. Lesson plans for 12 sessions are provided on the following topics: math anxiety, place value, multiplication and division tips, addition and subtraction shortcuts, problem solving, whole number operations, rounding, estimation, decimal operations, decimals in job-related situations, decimal applications, tolerance, radius and diameter, fractions and mixed numbers, converting fractions to decimals, reading a fractional inch scale, screw measurement, metric and English systems, percents, graphs, charts, paychecks, benefits, ratio and proportion. The session materials include objectives, topics, methods, evaluation criteria, a pretest and a posttest, information sheets, and handouts. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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, ED 368 968-988, and CE 070 164-183.