Teaching and Learning Strategies
Mathematics--Vocational guidance--Study and teaching (Elementary);
This paper reports on a class assignment written by preservice teachers on the use of mathematics in different professions. The professions included licensed practical nurse, auto mechanic, research and development product manager for industrial cleaning products, dental office assistant, snack bar employee at a beach club, beauty salon owner and operator, apple orchard and fruit stand owner, secretary at a university alumni hall, bus person at a restaurant, video store clerk, professional mover, convenience store assistant manager, pizza restaurant server, meteorologist, and land surveyor. (YDS)
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
©2002 Audrey C. Rule
Rule, Audrey C., "Mathematics in the Real World" (2002). Open Educational Resources. 302.