Numeracy at Work – Math Series Preparing Indigenous learners for Apprenticeship and Employment – Book 4 – Plumber – Working with Fractions Student’s Work Book

 Booklet 4

Numeracy at Work

Plumber -Working with Fractions

Student’s Work Book

One of the four sacred elements of the earth is water. Indigenous peoples have honoured their relationship with water for hundreds of years through ceremony and stories. Its life-giving and life-saving qualities are recognized as essential to all living things: animal and plant. Without water, every living thing would not be able to survive.

A plumber must know how to measure, whether it is measuring a length of pipe or measuring for a fitting. It is essential that a plumber knows how to attach two pieces of pipe together.

Learning about fractions is an important part of math for plumbers 

Lessons included in this booklet are:

  • Metric and Imperial Measurements (In Canada)
    • Fractions Plumbers See Most Often
    • Simplifying Fractions for Plumbers
    • Making Equivalent Fractions
    • Adding Fractions
    • Subtracting Fractions
    • Imperial and Metric Measurements in Plumbing
    • Converting Metric to Imperial and Imperial to Metric Measures
    • Converting Fractions to Decimals and Decimals to Fractions
    • Fractions to Decimals
    • Decimals to Fractions
  • 8 activities and a test


Numeracy at Work - Math Series

Preparing Indigenous learners for Apprenticeship and Employment

There are 5 booklets in the Numeracy at Work series. The booklets are designed for learners entering an apprenticeship program or preparing for the workforce.  Learners are encouraged to complete a booklet in a career they are interested in or they could try all the booklets to investigate what careers interest them.  Every booklet concentrates on math concepts and skills needed in a chosen career.

The OALCF are the guidelines used to establish math concepts and skills at Level 1 and Level 2, as some career paths are more advanced learning of math concepts.  


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