Business & Economics
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This module is part of a series produced at The Universtiy of Nevada at Reno for the National Numeracy Network under a grant from the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation through the National Council on Education and the Disciplines. These brief modules are envisioned as a resource for teachers to use in a classroom setting and also for quantitative literacy workshops for teachers. Each module typically contains one or two examples related to "real world" quantitative literacy issues and includes exercises for students. There is also a section "for the instructor" that contains discussions of some of the topics, solutions to the exercises, and resources for further explorations.


Choosing a Career:
A Look at Employment Statistics

Lynda R. Wiest
Universtity of Nevada, Reno

In this module, students will work with a variety of employment statistics, in particular, those related to fastest-growing, highest-paying, and nontraditional occupations. They will also examine some statistics by workers’ age, educational attainment, and sex.

The Mathematics involves reading, interpreting, and graphing data (including exploration of patterns and relationships); expressing and calculating percents; contrasting mean and median (optional); exploring the concept of quartiles (optional).