## The Four Operations with Fractions for Trade Jobs

The ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions is an important skill to solve real life math problems. The guided and independent practice problems are designed to show students how they might have to solve problems with fractions for power/energy jobs and other trade jobs.

#### GED Content Areas

Number and Ratios

Number and Ratios

## Proportions for Trade Jobs

The use of proportions is important in many trade jobs and in many areas of life such as calculating cost, budgeting, and cooking. The guided and independent practice problems are designed to show students how they might have to use this particular math skill in trade jobs.

#### GED Content Areas

Number and Ratios

Algebra and Functions

## Equations for Trade Jobs

The use of equations is important in many trade jobs—often to prevent problems, such as using too much electricity and causing an outage or applying too much pressure so that something breaks. The guided and independent practice problems are designed to show students how they could use this particular math skill in trade jobs.

#### GED Content Areas

Algebra and Functions

## Converting Fractions to Decimals and Decimals to Fractions

Students need to be able to convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions in order to possess the necessary skills to be employed in construction and trades careers. This lesson attempts to build the students’ employability skills by strengthening their number sense and fluency with fraction and decimal conversions.

The lesson purpose should be stated to students in the introduction of the lesson.

#### GED Content Areas

Number and Ratios

## Finding the Unknown Percent, Part, or Whole for Trade Jobs

Students need to be able to work with percents as they relate to trade jobs in order to improve their employability skills. Specifically, students will learn to solve word problems that ask for an unknown percent, part, or whole. These calculations are imperative to ensure trade jobs are performed correctly.

#### GED Content Areas

Number and Ratios

## Ohm's Law: Equations for Electricians

This lesson is designed to improve students’ employability skills by teaching them how to solve basic electrical word problems using Ohm’s Law. Students are encouraged to consider the trade job of electrician as they see how the math skills relate directly to electrical work.

#### GED Content Areas

Algebra and Functions

## Math Skills for Carpet & Tile Installation

This lesson shows students how math skills can be applied to make improvements to their own living spaces. It also shows them how they would use these math skills if they were employed in the trade jobs of carpet laying or tile setting. This lesson builds on the unit’s aim to help students explore trade jobs.

#### GED Content Areas

Geometry

Number and Ratios