Education for Mathematics in the Workplace

Education for Mathematics in the Workplace

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This timely volume raises issues concerning the nature of school mathematics and mathematics at work, and the challenges of teaching valuable mathematics in school and providing appropriate training for a variety of careers. It offers lively commentaries on important `hot' topics: transferring knowledge and skill across contexts; `authentic mathematics'; comparability of different types of assessment; and analyses of research methods.
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  • Hardback | 265 pages
  • 178.8 x 232.2 x 22.1mm | 612.36g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2002 ed.
  • XXIV, 265 p.
  • 0792366638
  • 9780792366638

Table of contents

Introduction; G. Vergnaud. Section 1: Mathematical Knowledge in School and at Work. Preface; J. Evans. 1. The Transfer of Mathematics Learning from School to Work not Straightforward but not Impossible Either! J. Evans. 2. Working Knowledge: Mathematics in Use; R. Noss, et al. 3. Forms of Mathematical Knowledge Relating to Measurement in Vocational Training for the Building Industry; M. Eberhard. 4. The Integration of Mathematics into Vocational Courses; J. Gillespie. 5. Mathematical Means and Models From Vocational Contexts - A German Perspective; R. Straesser. Section 2: Bringing School and Workplace Together. Preface; S.L. Forman, L.A. Steen. 6. Working Mathematics for Learners with Lower Abilities; P. van der Zwaart. 7. Classroom Teachers Doing Research in the Workplace; J. Hogan, W. Morony. 8. Making Authentic Mathematics Work for All Students; S.L. Forman, L.A. Steen. 9. Mathematics Knowledge as a Vocational Qualification; T. Wedge. Section 3: Educating Future Workers. Preface; J. Williams. 10. Geometry at Work - Examples from the Building Industry; A. Bessot. 11. Teaching Mathematics to Shop-Assistant Apprentices Exploring Content and Didactical Situations; C. Hahn. 12. Developing a New Mathematics Curriculum for Post-Compulsory Education; G. Wake, J. Williams. Section 4: Research Methods for Mathematics at Work. Preface; R. Zevenbergen. 13. The Mathematical Needs of Engineering Apprentices; J. Ridgway. 14. Identification of Some Mathematical Needs Linked to the Use of Mathematics at Work; A. Mercier. 15. Ethnography and the Situatedness of Workplace Numeracy; R. Zevenbergen. 16. Visibility of Mathematical Objects Present in Professional Practice; A. Bessot. Conclusion; R. Straesser. Index of Subjects. Index of Authors. Author Affiliations.
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