Mathematics in the Workplace

Enrollment Message:

This applied math skills course is designed to introduce students to the basic math skills required for employment in Michigan’s 6 Career Pathways. Students will refresh their basic math skills, such as quantity, money, time, measurement, proportions and percentages, and averages, and apply these skills to solve real-life, mathematical word problems. In addition, students will explore sample careers in each of the six Michigan Career Pathways and complete scenario-based, workplace problems. Students will also research required workplace math skills for careers they are interested in and present their findings to their classmates. Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives:

  • Demonstrate mathematics knowledge and skills required to pursue the full range of post-secondary education and career opportunities.
  • Identify whole numbers, decimals, and fractions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic arithmetic operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Demonstrate use of relational expressions such as equal to, not equal, greater than, less than, etc.
  • Apply data and measurements to solve a problem.
  • Analyze Mathematical problem statements for missing and/or irrelevant data.
  • Approach practical and workplace problems using a variety of mathematical techniques.
  • Research how math is used in the workplace and make a presentation detailing the process.

Course Outline:

Unit 1 - Decimals in the Workplace

Unit 2 - Fractions in the Workplace

Unit 3 - Percentages in the Workplace

Unit 4 - Ratios and Proportions in the Workplace

Unit 5 - Unit Conversions in the Workplace

Unit 6 - Graphical Information in the Workplace

Unit 7 - Geometry in the Workplace

Unit 8 - Miscellaneous Math in the Workplace

Resources Included: Online lesson instruction and activities, opportunities to engage with a certified, online instructor and classmates, when appropriate, and online assessments to measure student performance of course objectives and readiness for subsequent academic pursuits.

Additional Costs: None

Scoring System: Michigan Virtual does not assign letter grades, grant credit for courses, nor issue transcripts or diplomas. A final score reported as a percentage of total points earned will be sent to students upon completion of a course. Your school mentor is also able to access this score within the Student Learning Portal. Schools may use this score for conversion to their own letter grading system.

Time Commitment: Semester sessions are 18-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1 or more hours per day in the course to be successful. Summer sessions are 10 weeks long: Students must be able to spend a minimum of 2 or more hours per day, or about 90 hours during the summer, for the student to be successful in any course. Trimester sessions are 12-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1.5 or more hours per day in the course to be successful.

Technology Requirements: Students will require a computer device with headphones, a microphone, webcam, up-to-date Chrome Web Browser, and access to YouTube.

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements: https://michiganvirtual.org/about/support/knowledge-base/technical-requirements/

Instructor Support System: For technical issues within your course, contact the Customer Care Center by email at [email protected] or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Instructor Contact Expectations: Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.

Academic Support Available: In addition to access to a highly qualified, Michigan certified teacher, students have access to academic videos and outside resources verified by Michigan Virtual. For technical issues within the course, students can contact the Michigan Virtual Customer Care by email at [email protected] or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Required Assessment: Online assessments consist of formative and summative assessments represented by computer-graded multiple choice, instructor-graded writing assignments including hands-on projects, model building and other forms of authentic assessments.

Technical Skills Needed: Basic technology skills necessary to locate and share information and files as well as interact with others in a Learning Management System (LMS), include the ability to:

  • Download, edit, save, convert, and upload files
  • Download and install software
  • Use a messaging service similar to email
  • Communicate with others in online discussion or message boards, following basic rules of netiquette
  • Open attachments shared in messages
  • Create, save, and submit files in commonly used word processing program formats and as a PDF
  • Edit file share settings in cloud-based applications, such as Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides
  • Save a file as a .pdf
  • Copy and paste and format text using your mouse, keyboard, or an html editor’s toolbar menu
  • Insert images or links into a file or html editor
  • Search for information within a document using Ctrl+F or Command+F keyboard shortcuts
  • Work in multiple browser windows and tabs simultaneously
  • Activate a microphone or webcam on your device, and record and upload or link audio and/or video files
  • Use presentation and graphics programs
  • Follow an online pacing guide or calendar of due dates
  • Use spell-check, citation editors, and tools commonly provided in word processing tool menus
  • Create and maintain usernames and passwords

Additional Information: None

Details


School Level: High School
Standards: Common Core State Standards-Math,Michigan Department of Education Career and Employability Standards,National CTE Knowledge & Skill Statements: The Common Career Technical Core
NCAA Approved: No
Alignment Document: Document
Course Location:
NCES Code: 02152
MDE Endorsement Code: EX - Mathematics
MMC Minimum Requirements: Math - 4th Year Elective

When Offered: _Internal Use Only

Content Provider: Michigan Virtual
Instructor Provider: Michigan Virtual

Course Type: Plus