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Businesses: Offer different classes




If local high school students can take geometry courses that combine math lessons with assignments they usually see in industrial arts class, that could be the first step toward preparing them to work for an Indianapolis manufacturer.

Jim Appleby, the training coordinator for machining at Major Tool in Indianapolis, wants students to learn earlier how to take dimensions from a drawing and convert them into coordinates or other numbers that they could use to manufacture a piece of equipment in the company’s factory.

At Major Tool, which provides manufacturing, engineering, fabrication and other services to clients, Appleby wants students to learn earlier how their math lessons apply to manufacturing.

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