Preparing Workers for 21st Century Employment: Making Sense of Math at Work
Preparing Workers for 21st Century Employment: MakingSense of Math at Work is a mathematics workbook with units correlated to the Equipped for the Future (EFF) Work Readiness Profile skills. The EFF Work Readiness Profile skills covered include: (1) Allocate Resources; (2) Solve Problems; (3) Responsibility; (4) Work with Others; (5) Use Systems; (6) Acquire and Use Information; and (7) Know How to Learn.
This resource covers broad numeracy concepts in the context of employability standards. Numeracy topics covered include using formulas, estimation, percentages, fractions, addition/subtraction, measurement, decimals, using charts and tables, proportions, mental math, problem solving, graphing, ratios, and multiplication. Each of the 32 problems opens with an employer quote and a workplace scenario to set the context for the problem. Each problem has follow-up critical thinking questions. There is no scope and sequence; each lesson can stand on its own. Individual lessons within this numeracy curriculum can be integrated into other ABE courses or offered individually as time permits.