CESA 8 ACP Lesson Plan Template

ACP Lesson Plan 

Title: Careers that use Math in a FoundryAuthor:  Monica Wagner
Subject(s):  Math
Grade Level(s): 6-8Total Time: 45 minutes

Overview / Description:

This lesson will be an introduction on the many areas math is utilized in a Iron Foundry.

Learning goals/objectives:

After completing this activity, students should be able to . . .

Explain why math is important

Name a variety of jobs that use math with in a foundry

Provide examples of the types of math used with a job at a foundry

Workplace Readiness Skill: 

    Social Skills  x Communication 
x    Teamwork      x    Critical Thinking
   Attitude and Initiative    Planning and Organization
   Professionalism    Media Etiquette

Content Standards:

Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions. 

3. Interpret a fraction as division of the numerator by the denominator (a/b = a ÷ b). Solve word problems involving division of whole numbers leading to answers in the form of fractions or mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. 



Learning Activities:

WHO (T=Teacher Focus Lesson; WG=Whole Group\; SM=Small Group; I=Independent)

Learning Activity Task                                                WHO is responsible
for this step?
Approximate time
for task
Discussion questions about Math used in a FoundryT45 min
Videos on FoundryT5 min
Powerpoint on jobs in FoundryT10 min


Small group answer sheet - will go around the room answering questions and discussing possible ideas


Review what a foundry is and what jobs it provides.  Explain how much a year people in a foundry may make.

Extension Activity (for intervention or enrichment):

Tour a foundry

Have speakers in the classroom from the foundry (Foundry in a box presentation)


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