Authors: Sir Sandford Fleming College
This document is a guide to learning activities developed for use with Microsoft Office 97 software programs.
Communication topics include filling out forms; creating personal letters using a word processor; writing letters of request or complaint; using email; formatting a report; performing a job search using a computer; creating a newsletter; and writing a résumé and a cover letter.
Among the mathematics learning activities are a variety of uses for Excel, including finding perimeter, area and volume; graphing linear and non-linear equations, graphing trigonometric functions; and creating and using spreadsheets.
Rubrics for measuring success and answer keys for the mathematics portion are also included.
Authors: Workplace Education Manitoba (WEM)
This video tutorial uses a variety of examples to introduce the concept of averages.
The instructor explains that finding the average, or mean, involves taking a total value and dividing it by the number of units represented by that total. For example, if three students score 90, 85 and 80 respectively on a test, the total value of their marks is 255. To find the average mark, it is necessary to divide the total of 255 by three, the number of students, which shows they had an average score of 85.
Authors: Workplace Education Manitoba (WEM)
This video tutorial gives learners a chance to reinforce their knowledge of averages by trying three progressively more challenging problems. They are asked to pause the video to work out the problems on their own, then restart it to see the instructor’s solutions.
The first problem simply requires the learner to find the average of three numbers. In the third problem, the learner is given the average of three numbers, along with two of those three numbers, and must find the third number.
Handbook For Facilitators
Authors: Wendy Magahay
The AWAL Guide: Handbook for Facilitators is essentially “AWAL in a box.” The background information, suggestions, and resources collected here are intended to provide you with the tools and support you need to understand, plan for, deliver, and benefit from an AWAL Workshop for your organization.
AWAL (Applications of Working and Learning) is a valuable and effective program that can result in strong benefits for both faculty development and curriculum resource development. Through meeting with and learning from employers and employees, AWAL provides a means for educators to incorporate into their own teaching practice an emphasis on the skills that Canadian workplaces have identified as essential.
However, AWAL is not intended to provide a complete examination of a job, and certainly not of the people who do those jobs.
This manual grew out of a research project undertaken by an Alberta adult learning association, to examine the incorporation of Essential Skills into a family literacy program.
The project focused specifically on the Essential Skills of computer use and numeracy. A curriculum was developed and was piloted in three rural communities in Alberta.
The manual includes separate sections on computer use and numeracy. Each contains activities, lists of required materials, and links to online resources.
The authors have also included information about the nature of Essential Skills and specific tips for working with adult learners
Build on your talents
Authors: Construction Sector Council (CSC)
Designed for educators, trainers, tradespeople, apprentices and people considering construction careers, this Essential Skills workbook offers exercises that students can use to refresh their math skills. The curriculum-based exercises are built around typical construction workplace tasks.
It includes sections on measuring; dimension and area; elevation and grade; problems involving the Pythagorean Theorem; and weight-load estimation. Each section is independent of the others, which means that learners will not need information from one section to solve problems in another.
You can purchase a hard copy of this document on the Construction Sector Council’s website at http://www.csc-ca.org.
This booklet offers an introduction to Communications and Math Employment Readiness Assessment (CAMERA), a series of standardized tests providing placement and diagnostic information about adult learners’ abilities to manage workplace communications and numeracy tasks.
The CAMERA system was developed by PTP Adult Learning and Employment Programs, a non-profit literacy organization based in Ontario. It uses real-life workplace documents and tasks to test and develop adult learners’ reading, document use, writing, and numeracy skills.
In this booklet, the authors provide information about the rationale for the system; its components, including tests, curriculum guidelines, and workbooks; training requirements; and costs. They have also included sample tests and contact information for PTP.
This workbook is part of a series developed through a two-year project initiated by the Canadian Gaming Centre of Excellence (CGCE), a subsidiary of Manitoba Lotteries. While the project focused on meeting the training needs of Aboriginal or new Canadians, the material could be relevant for any new or potential employees in the gaming industry.
Designed to be used by both learners and teachers, the document is divided into two separate parts. The first section offers a review of the underlying math skills required in most gaming jobs, including working with fractions; counting cash; converting currency; and estimating. For each topic, the authors provide a description of the skill; practice exercises for the learner; and teaching tips.
The second section deals with what the authors call “job families” and contains practice questions organized according to specific kinds of gaming and casino jobs. For example, learners who need to develop skills for calculating odds and payouts specific to table games will find relevant math skills exercises in the “Casino Table Games” section.
The seven workbooks in the series are available for download at this address: http://www.gamingcentreofexcellence.ca/essentialskills/downloadableresources.cfm.
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A Manual for Teaching Basic Math to Adults
Authors: Kate Nonesuch
This document is a manual for teaching basic math to adults. It was written as part of a project funded by the National Office of Literacy and Learning (NOLL) and is intended for adult basic education math instructors who are interested in changing their teaching practice to bring it more in line with recommendations from the research literature on teaching numeracy to adults.
The manual sets out some "best practices" from the literature, then outlines some difficulties instructors may face in implementing them, and makes suggestions for overcoming those difficulties.
There are also many pages of activities ready for immediate classroom use that provide examples of some ways to implement the best practices.