This activity text is intended as a low-to moderate-level introduction to basic mathematical operations required in a broad range of occupations. Jobs mentioned in the book include catering, clerical work, cooking, construction work, auto mechanics, electronic repair, medical and laboratory technical work, stockroom clerical, typesetting, interior decorating, drafting, carpentry, painting, masonry, roofing, truck driving, nursery management, tool and die work, dressmaking, and farming. Problems at various levels of difficulty are provided. In general, those in the Practice Problem sections are arranged from simpler to more difficult. Not all students are expected to be able to solve all problems.
Worked examples and clear explanations in this 234 page activity text help students develop the math competency expected by employers. Lessons cover the whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, powers, roots, area, volume, measurement, formulas, data interpretation, charts, and graphs. The teacher pack provides notes, 14 blackline masters of chapter pretests and posttests, and answers, including solutions using a calculator.
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