Manufacturing is undoubtedly a driving force in the United States’ economy. Increasingly, industries related to manufacturing rely on competent and skilled designers, fabricators, and machine operators. In this curriculum, students learn the basics of the industry-standard Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software Mastercam. While learning how to manipulate the software, students are introduced to concepts such as coordinate positioning, both Cartesian and polar; determining efficiency ratings; the challenge of controlling splines; and the importance of speeds and feeds. This curriculum not only teaches the importance of accurate manufacturing, it challenges students to have fun while they are learning.

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Activities

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Standards

Math/Measure Problem Solving Reading

Module Equipment Includes

Student Workbook, Instructor's Manual, Installation CD, Mastercam Software, Timer/Stopwatch, Headphones

Part # and Description

MP1144

Requirements

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Curriculum Specifications

The student workbook contains concise hands-on procedures, illustrations, screen captures, and photographs which reinforce the multimedia content. Special attention is placed on interesting and relevant graphics to encourage visual learning. DEPCO Studio is an effective curriculum delivery system that uses the power of the computer to deliver educational content. By using interesting digital videos, full-color animations, professional quality narrations, challenging interactions, relevant photographs, and Computer Aided Instruction (CAI), DEPCO has modernized the way subject matter is taught. Modules are 15 units consisting of: - 10 basic activity days with Pre-Test, Post-Test, and Activity Review Questions - 5 enrichment activities include: vocabulary reinforcement, problem-solving, open-ended challenges, careers, and Internet activities An instructor's section includes: lesson plan outlines, installation instructions, and answer keys