ABE Contextualized Math Modules: Driving a Truck, Part 2—Figuring Travel Time
The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges in partnership with Washington Online supported the development of a series of contextualized math modules for Adult Basic Education (ABE). Written by instructors from across the state, each module consists of a PowerPoint file containing self-paced instructional content. The files can be shared with students for direct use. Instructors can also use the PowerPoint file as a basis for lesson presentation. The series teaches mathematics concepts within the context of occupations spanning the Health Science, Transportation, and Architecture/Construction career clusters. The entire series of 12 modules is accessible at www.sbctc.ctc.edu/college/_e-abepd_teachingresources.aspx
**It is recommended that students complete Driving a Truck, Part 1 prior to this lesson. Driving a Truck, Part 2, provides scenario-based instruction to teach the mathematics concepts involved in calculating travel time, a task commonly performed by truck drivers. Each task presents a scenario-based problem and teaches/reviews the math skills essential to solving it. Practice problems are provided in both application and skill development formats, with answers available to allow learners to check their work. A quiz covering concepts taught in both Parts 1 and 2 is provided at the end of this module. Audio narration is provided for the workplace scenarios to support lower-level readers and ELL students.
Students will be able to: (1) Round decimals; (2) Add time segments; (3) Convert between minutes and fractions of an hour; (4) Calculate gas mileage per tank; (5) Calculate gas mileage per gallon; and (6) Solve one and two-step word problems.