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Personal and home care aides
Description: Home health and personal care aides help elderly, disabled, and seriously ill patients to live at home instead of in a nursing home. They clean, do laundry, prepare meals, and help with personal hygiene. They also check the patient's pulse and blood pressure and give medication. Aides keep records of each patient's condition and progress. They often work part-time and weekend hours.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Salary: $15,001 to $23,000 per year


There are 19 math topics Personal and home care aides need to know.
Basic Math / Algebra
Ratio and Proportion
Customary Measurement
Metric Measurement
Measurement Conversion
Basic Statistics
Statistical Graphing
Negative Numbers
Basic Problem Solving
First-Year Algebra
Using Formulas
Basic Terminology
Angle Measurement
Other Topics
Basic Calculator Use
Computer Use
Group Problem Solving
Mental Math