Connecting Mathematics and Science to Workplace Contexts

Reviews 23 curricula which incorporate workplace experiences in science and mathematics education.

It’s no accident that employers complain that newly minted graduates are out of touch with the realities of work demands! Too often, there is a disconnect between what is taught in the classroom and what is demanded in the workplace, and students suffer the consequences. Mathematics and science curricula can play a critical role in solving this dilemma.

In this comprehensive review of 23 exemplary curricula/programs, the authors offer an easy-to-use guide for tying curriculum to workplace experiences—from a hematology laboratory to an agricultural setting to a soda bottling company—these programs illustrate concrete real-life situations to which students can relate and derive motivation.

Learn how to:

  • Meet the goals of science, mathematics, and technology education
  • Meet national curriculum standards
  • Chart key characteristics of successful curricula
  • Connect curriculum to workplace contexts
  • Create your own curriculum materials

This book is a must for mathematics and science educators, curriculum developers and supervisors, and educators in school-to-work programs and vocational courses.