Content-Area and Career Resources

 

So your student says that he is interested in auto mechanics, or she says she wants to go into computer repair. That may or may not be their interest, but they perceive it as being so. It's worth exploring until you find out where the real interest lies. The Internet can help!

The Vocational Information Center has links into limitless information and activities for students who wish to explore careers, occupations, or simply access practice in related academic skills. Be sure to explore the links that match your focus. Go to http://www.khake.com/ and be amazed by the doors that open.

Another vast portal into workplace math topics is the Math Forum, http://mathforum.org . For example, under construction trades, you'll find links to Algebra for Athletes.com,  BTU Calculator - HearthNet, Exactly How Is Math Used In Technology? - Mathematics Dept., British Columbia Institute of Technology, Hamilton's Math to Build On - Johnny & Margaret Hamilton , and much more.

The East Valley Tech Prep site: Scroll down to the links listed and enjoy. http://evtpc.org/tutor/pages/resources.html

http://www.isinj.com/objectives_workplacemath.html - List of workplace skills for math in different careers.

http://www.crec.org/atdn/workplace/ - Capitol Region Education site. "The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998, promotes learning that helps adults obtain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed on the job, pursue career advancement, and adapt to continuous change in the workplace. " This site has a number of suggested links including several with teacher resources for workforce development.

http://www.workplacebasicskills.com/non_frame/workplace_skills/workplace_basic_skills.htm - Workplace skills list.

http://www.scwrc.org/downloads.htm - This site has a number of downloads with checklists showing what workplace skills are required in several fields, and what academic skills are needed (math, reading, etc...) Good for students to know...

http://www.doleta.gov/programs/onet/ - Directing business, adults, youth, dislocated workers, and workforce professionals to training and employment services.

http://www.readiowa.org/workplacemath/contents.html - A whole curriculum on workplace math with worksheets and assessments that you can download for free.

http://www.micron.com/k12/lessonplans/index.html - These lessons reflect Micron's commitment to science education in grades K-12 and are aligned with National Science Standards.

http://www.micron.com/k12/math/numop/ - Math in the Workplace, Numbers & Operations - Problems developed by reps in different companies. Also from Micron

http://www.cord.org/example_lessons-and-activities19507/ - CORD (Center for Occupational Research and Development) produces excellent Tech Prep curricula. Much of their materials are written at 6th-grade reading levels. They are designed to provide students with context and projects that relate to their lives. The link above will take you to sample lessons that you can apply right away.

http://www.ssed.org/about_ssed.shtml - A small organization in the heart of America, Survival Skills Education and Development (SSED) develops life management training programs and trains facilitators to conduct them.

http://www.cew.wisc.edu/mathNet/ - Math Net: Integrating Mathematics and Education-For-Work:A National Network for Improving Teaching, Education, and Learning. Curriculum units Sampler at http://www.cew.wisc.edu/mathNet/Curriculum%20Units/curriculum_samplers.htm

http://www.exploratorium.edu/ - Loads of links to understanding science through different media: the science of hockey, the science of music, etc..

http://www.vmres.com/student/ - preparation for passing real estate licensing exams. Math and vocabulary tutorials and testing.
http://www.quintcareers.com - Check out the resources for job hunting and career preparation. This site covers the following topics with lots of links to other sites that can help you prepare for starting a career.

Quintessential Careers
Career Resources
General Job Sites
Jobseeker-Specific Job Sites
Industry-Specific Job Sites
Geographic-Specific Job Sites
Career Articles
Career Tutorials
Job/Career Bookstore
Ask the Career Doctor
Resources for Employers

We are building resources that are specific to different occupations. Please help us by sending us your favorite sites.

Electronics

http://www.1728.com/indexfun.htm - Has two electricity tutorials and math games, followed by application with wiring an electric guitar!

http://www.botsandbytes.com/ - Bots and Bytes - Build robots, and find out about electrical and mechanical elements.

http://amasci.com/static/electrostatic2.html  - Billb's HV/Electrostatic Build-it Projects:

Mechanics

http://www.wsavts.org/automechanics/battery.htm - Change a battery steps and video

Welding

http://www.cew.wisc.edu/mathNet/Curriculum%20Units/Samplers/MathWeld.htm -Fabricate a toolbox from sheet metal as motivation for reading a rule and measurement within tolerances.

Plumbing

http://www.plumbingsupply.com/pluminfo.html General info, abbreviations and math for pumbing

Academic Development

Applied Math

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/copubs/ag/crops/forages/008/ - Tips on Selling and Purchasing Hay, with conversion formulas

http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/secret_teachings_of_all_ages/pythagorean_theory_of_music_and_color.htm - The link says it all

Science and Mathematics Initiative for Learning Enhancement - http://www.iit.edu/~smile/

MathTools Technology Problem - Check out one project, Pattern Blocks, among other math tools on the site -  (from http://mathforum.org )

Electronics Math - http://www.ke4nyv.com/math.htm

Sports Math

http://www.exploratorium.edu/baseball/  - The science of baseball. Much fun.

http://www.sidwell.edu/academics/lower_school/LS_Math_Adventures/sports.htm - Have fun solving problems students have written about their favorite sports!

NOT FREE

http://www.isinj.com/career.html - NOT FREE. This site promises some great software on a number of career clusters. Not sure of the prices, but the content looks good.

http://www.njn.net/workforce/westv.html - NOT FREE. Developed by PBS Literacy Link and Kentucky Educational Television, Workplace Essential Skills is a 25-part television series providing instruction on how to use basic skills to obtain and maintain a job.

 
 
 
 
 
 

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