Numeracy at Work – Math Series Preparing Indigenous learners for Apprenticeship and Employment – Book 5 – Transport Truck Driver – Working with Height, Weight, and Distance Student’s Work Book

 Booklet 5

Numeracy at Work

Transport Truck Driver-Working with Height, Weight, and Distance

Student’s Work Book

Transportation of goods and materials is an important part of the Canadian and U.S economy. Truck drivers provide an essential service, working day or night, traveling to and from retail, distribution centers, or manufacturing plants to pick up and deliver their goods safely and on time. A truck driver uses basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) on a daily basis to calculate distance, height, weight, and to complete logs and reports. 

Lessons included in this booklet are:

  • Metric and Imperial Measures
  • Maps and Gps
    • Reading A Map
  • Speed Limits
  • Depth
    • Tire Tread
  • Truck Inspections
  • Height and Width
  • Truck Weight
    • Weigh Stations
    • Reading Weigh Scales
  • Overweight Load
    • Highway Traffic Act (Hta) Weight & Dimension Limitations
    • When an Oversize/Overweight Permit Is Required
  • Cost
    • Why Is A Logbook Important?
    • When Do I Need to Keep A Log Book?
    • Preparing A Daily Log. (As Per Mto.Gov.On.Ca)
    • Sample Daily Log
  • Reading an Odometer
    • Determining Travel Time
  • 9 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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