ERIC Number: ED424388
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Math for Machine Operators. Workplace Education. Instructor's Guide. Project ALERT.
Powell, Gary; Copeland, Nancy; Baker, Catherine
This instructor's guide contains materials for a 40-hour course designed to refresh math skills for current computer numerical control machine operators. The course uses two instructional methods: computer-based multimedia and traditional instruction. The course description lists target audience and general objective. The next section gives instructors basic information related to providing successful educational programs in a workplace setting, an instructor's lexicon of strategies and principles that can be used in teaching, instructor's role and responsibilities, and course objectives. An explanation of lesson format describes these components of each lesson plan: unit name; lesson name; description and specific goals; objectives; prerequisite skills; technology use; materials needed; teacher to teacher; pretest; posttest; purpose/rationale; procedures/activities; evaluation and extension activities; resources; and homework. A section on planning and scheduling deals with time requirements, class size, expected outcomes, prerequisites, and other materials needed. Lesson topics are as follows: whole numbers; decimal numbers; positive and negative numbers; percents; measurements and statistics; geometry; metric system; and magnitude. Appendixes include a glossary and preview and review with answer keys. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Arithmetic, Basic Skills, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Assisted Manufacturing, Decimal Fractions, Geometry, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Machinists, Mathematics Instruction, Metric System, Numbers, Numerical Control, Percentage, Staff Development, Statistics, Teaching Guides, Workplace Literacy
Workplace Education: Project ALERT, Wayne State University, 373 College of Education, Detroit, MI 48202 ($40, plus $5 shipping).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI. Coll. of Education.
Note: For other "Project ALERT" reports, see CE 077 287-302.