Virginia's CTE Resource Center - Workplace Readiness Skills

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Demonstrate job-specific mathematics skills.


Demonstration includes
  • using mathematical reasoning and processes to accomplish job-specific tasks (e.g., using geometry and algebra to predict required supplies for a construction job, using computer mathematics to create a programming algorithm)
  • making calculations related to personal finance (e.g., wage rates, paycheck deductions, taxes).

Process/Skill Questions

  • What mathematics skills are required to attain an entry-level job in your chosen field? Are more complex mathematics operations required for higher-level jobs? If so, what are they?
  • What resources are available to help you improve your mathematics skills?
  • Why is mathematics considered a communication skill?

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