ERIC Number: ED388793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Math on the Job. P.R.I.D.E. People Retraining for Industry Excellence.
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)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Guides, Instructional Materials, Labor Force Development, Learning Activities, Literacy Education, Mathematical Applications, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Materials, Mathematics Skills, Numeracy, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ.
Note: For related documents, see ED 351 578-599, ED 368 968-988, and CE 070 164-183.