Mathematics Essentials 12 Module 2 - Math in the Workplace
Specific Curriculum Outcomes
- 2.1 Investigate a range of career opportunities to determine the best personal fit for their interests within the trades
- 2.2 Demonstrate to others what type of mathematical knowledge is required to be successful at various career choices
- 2.3 Demonstrate entry level competence in the mathematics associated with the specific career choice the student has made
- 2.4 Sketch and construct a model which will enable a student to show others some mathematics involved in a career interest
2.1 Activities - Career opportunities
- Investigate a variety of career opportunities: Canadian Armed Forces, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), starting your own business, trades and apprenticeships, etc.
- Building a resume
2.2 Activities - Mathematical Knowledge in Various Careers
- Draw a Circle with a Framing Square - A carpenter might use a framing square to lay out a small circle or part of a circle. Tack two nails to set the diameter you want, then rotate a framing square against the nails while you hold a pencil in the corner of the square. Watch a video of this technique. This works because Thales' Theorem.