## Whole Number Operations

This purpose of this lesson is for students to practice fluency in the four operations, as it is important to have accuracy, speed, and understanding of numbers when working in the health field. This will also be an opportunity for instructors to identify and address any misconceptions students may have in the foundational operations.

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- Number and Ratios
Number and Ratios

## Word Problem Strategies

The purpose of this lesson is to show students that knowing how to think critically about a problem and planning a way to attack it translates directly to problems in everyday life. In the field of healthcare, students will come upon many problems that they may not have the answer to, but must be quick on their feet to think about the problem and how to come up with a solution. When students practice their problem solving skills on word problems, they are developing their reasoning skills for real life problems. Additionally, many of the situations in healthcare that students will be using math in will not be in a nice, neat algorithm, but will be in the form of language, per a doctor or nurse’s instructions, for example. Students will have to know how to identify the problem, and figure out a way to meet the need.

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- Number and Ratios

## Equivalent Fractions

The purpose of this lesson is to show students how relevant and necessary fractions are in everyday life, as well as in the field of health care work. We use fractions in ways we do not even realize, especially when it comes to estimating using commonly known fractions. By using these common fractions as a base of reference, understanding the conversion of fractions becomes much easier to understand.

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- Number and Ratios
Number and Ratios

## Add and Subtract Fractions

By adding and subtracting fractions using real scenarios and measuring tools, students can see and understand how relevant and applicable these skills are in a healthcare setting.

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Number and Ratios

## Multiply and Divide Fractions

The purpose of this lesson is to expand students’ comfort and knowledge in using, computing, and relating with fractions. Students will gain a better understanding of the concepts behind the operations and algorithms we use to multiply and divide fractions.

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Number and Ratios

## Decimals

The purpose of this lesson is to give students fluency and confidence when computing with decimals, as it would be an everyday task for any healthcare worker.

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Number and Ratios

## Percent Basics

he purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to working with percentages. Gaining a conceptual understanding of percentages will help students to better analyze real life percent applications of within the workplace and as an everyday consumer.

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Number and Ratios

## Percent Applications

The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to different ways they may work with percentages in the healthcare field and give them the opportunity to practice these applications.

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Number and Ratios

## Ratio and Proportion

This lesson will deepen and make connections with students’ prior work with percent and fraction equivalencies. Students will see how the relationship between numbers applies to proportional relationships, and how these relationships are used in the healthcare field.

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Number and Ratios

Algebra and Functions

Number and Ratios

## Measures of Central Tendency

The purpose of this lesson is to introduce students to central measures of central tendency, which will help them understand the different ways we can analyze a data set. This will prepare them for deeper statistical analysis that may come in other healthcare classes or settings.

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Data, Probability, and Statistical Measurement

## Add and Subtract Integers

This lesson introduces students to the concepts of negative numbers and how to add and subtract with integers. This will help students understand situations in which negative numbers apply as well as get students started with reasoning using abstract concepts.

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Number and Ratios

## Multiply and Divide Integers

This lesson introduces students to the concepts of negative numbers and how to multiply and divide with integers. This will help students understand situations in which negative numbers apply as well as get students started with reasoning using abstract concepts.

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Number and Ratios

## Exponents, Roots, and Scientific Notation

This lesson will introduce exponents and roots to the students and give them practice in using scientific notation as a real application of exponents.

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Number and Ratios

Algebra and Functions

## Combining Operations

The purpose of this lesson will give students an idea of how important it is to follow procedures and directions for any given task. When combining operations, if you do not follow the correct order, you may get an incorrect answer. It is also important for everyone on your team to be on the same page in regards to procedural understanding in order to communicate effectively, relating directly to the workplace. Students will have to know how to follow procedures when given tasks in the healthcare field, such as operating special equipment or how to administer an IV. This also builds a foundation for later work in algebraic expressions and equations.

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Number and Ratios

## Pre-Algebra Basics

These lessons will give students an overview of basic algebra skills that will be used as a foundation for specific operations in algebra.

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Algebra and Functions

Algebra and Functions