ERIC Number: ED424389
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Numbers at Work. Workplace Education. Instructor's Guide. Project ALERT.
This instructor's guide contains materials for a 20-30 hour course designed to address essential math skills in the workplace. The course description lists target audience, general objective, and typical results observed. 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 lists six parts of the template used to design the lessons--understanding/outcome, materials, demonstration, exercise/engagement, workplace application, and evaluation/comments. A sample template and explanation of each part follows. A section on planning and scheduling deals with time requirements, class size, expected outcomes, prerequisites, and suggested timing for each lesson. Lesson topics are as follows: math memories; keeping track of learning; introduction to math operations; place value; rounding off numbers; using a calculator to check your work; introduction to decimals; changing time to decimal equivalents; calculating your pay; rounding decimals; and finding an average. Supplementary lessons are provided on fractions and finding percentages. Appendixes include a word list and preview and review with scoring guide. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Arithmetic, Basic Skills, Decimal Fractions, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Percentage, Place Value, Staff Development, 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.