Embedded Math Modules

We identified the following 14 math modules that apply in some way to nearly all businesses and industries. These modules were developed by Kent ISD math consultants and CTE instructors.

1. Principles of Measurement - Common units of measure and reading measuring instruments

2. Converting Units of Measure - Conversion between standard units. For example: Cups to Ounces or Feet to Centimeters

3. Scale, Ratio, Proportion - Use of fractions, decimals or aspect ratios to achieve a task (doubling, halving, modeling)

4. Industry Calculations - Basic mathematical operations that are used daily in a particular job (add, subtract, multiply, divide)

5. Industry Estimation - Techniques to conceptualize reasonable estimates of various measurements or other data in industry (i.e. does the quantitative answer make sense?)

6. Basic Statistics used in Industry - Reading and interpreting charts, graphs, tables, or comparing to standards and averages

7. Profit and Loss - How does the industry generate revenue (inputs vs. outputs, expenses vs. revenue, margin)

8. Bill of Sale/Invoicing - Computing cost of materials and labor, taxes, shipping, discounts, insurance billing, or other incentives

9. Inventory Management - Keeping track of supplies on hand and how to meet customer/production demand

10. Purchasing - Understanding company policies on how to acquire supplies and materials

11. Project Budgets - Establishing projections on materials and labor costs and expected revenue

12. Principles of Payroll - Understanding employer and employee costs and calculating such from a basic paycheck - Hourly wage, Salary wage, FICA, FIT, MIT, Insurance, 401K

13. Geometry in Business and Industry - Basic geometric principles of angle measures, finding area, finding volume, or referencing coordinates

14. Reading Charts, Graphs, or Tables to Make Informed Decisions - Using industry tools and research in a graphical format