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Common Aptitudes

Common Aptitudes

Author: Windy Byrd
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When complete with lesson students will be able to identify common aptitudes and careers that are successful in each aptitude.  Students will then complete a test in each area to identify their aptitudes and complete research on identified fields.

This six weeks will cover career research and aligning their interests with high school course selections.

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Aptitude Vocabulary and Notes

 

 

Aptitude – an ability that you have naturally; a quickness to learn or understand.

Ex: swimming, running, math, etc.

 

 

Numerical aptitude – The ability to perform mathematical operations quickly and accurately.

Examples of jobs that involve numerical aptitude:

Cashier
Scientist
Mathematician
Math Teacher
Banker

 

Clerical Perception (aptitude) – The ability to perceive pertinent detail in verbal or tabular material.  To observe differences in copy or to proofread words and numbers.

Examples of jobs that involve clerical perception:

Writer
English Teacher
Editor
Accountant
Doctor
Pharmacist
Cashier
Police Officer
Secretary

 

Form Perception (aptitude) – The ability to perceive detail in objects.  To make comparisons & discriminations and see slight differences in shapes and shadings of figures and widths and lengths of lines.

Examples of jobs that involve form perception:

Artist
Crime Scene Investigator, Detective
Cartoonist, Animator
X-ray Technician, MRI Technician
Scientist

 

Spatial Aptitude – The ability to comprehend forms in space and understand relationships of plane and solid objects.

Examples of jobs that involve spatial aptitude:

Carpenter
Archaeologist
Architect
Designer

Common Aptitudes

Video describes four common aptitudes that have direct relation to careers. What aptitude(s) do you have? Students will test in class to see what their aptitude(s) are.