ERIC Number: ED428294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Measurement for Work. Teaching Guide and Sample Learning Activities.
Angel, Margo; Bolton, Chris
This document is intended to help Australian technical and further education instructors in New South Wales (TAFE NSW) identify teaching principles and learning activities that they can use to help adult learners master the mathematics processes, knowledge, and skills needed to perform basic measurement tasks in today's workplace. The materials are specifically designed to support delivery of the TAFE NSW module Measurement for Work, one of the modules leading to a Certificate in Local Government Foundation Studies. Part 1 is a teaching guide that presents specific classroom techniques for helping learners understand and/or use the following: problem solving; estimation; mathematical reasoning; geometry; measurement (perimeter, area, volume, temperature, time); number (whole numbers, decimals, percentages, ratios, rates, fractions); and graphs, tables, and charts. Part 2 contains ideas for work-based projects integrating on-the-job and training activities to develop learner's measurement skills. The activities and sample worksheets provided are designed to provide practice in typical workplace tasks performed in three workplaces: a water treatment facility; public construction projects; and horticulture and landscaping in parks and gardens. Appended are the following: metric conversion factors; metric prefixes; relationship between mass, capacity, and volume; and chemical dosing calculation chart. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Classroom Techniques, Estimation (Mathematics), Foreign Countries, Geometry, High School Equivalency Programs, Instructional Development, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Literacy Education, Material Development, Mathematical Logic, Mathematics Skills, Measurement Techniques, Metric System, Models, Number Concepts, Numeracy, Problem Solving, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Workplace Literacy
Foundation Studies Training Division, Western Sydney Institute of TAFE, 125 Main Street, P.O. Box 515, Blacktown 2148, New South Wales, Australia.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Western Sydney Inst. of TAFE, Blacktown (Australia).