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Schools, mathematics and work / ed. Mary Harris

Secondary Author Harris, Mary Country Reino Unido. Publication London : The Falmer Press, 1991 Description XIV, 304 p. ; 24 cm ISBN 1-85000-894-9 CDU 501:372.85 372.85:501 375
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From various perspectives, authors in this volume discuss the the way mathematics is applied to practical tasks and its place in modern culture. There are essays on the role of mathematics in the workplace and the role of the computer as an expressive medium in education.

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Twenty-four papers that reflect the experiences and current thinking of researchers in mathematics education are compiled in this volume, intended as a reader for an in-service course for teachers. However, its broad scope will render it useful to those involved or interested in numeracy training from an industrial point of view. The editor has examined the controversies surrounding the teaching and learning of mathematics from the tradition-centered ivory towers of college classrooms to societal views and uses. The treatment of the theoretical-practical split in a chapter on ethnomathematics explains how Eurocentric historiography was aided by the church's promotion of the application of mathematics by relating it to calculating the dates of the moveable feasts. Overall this book includes many areas of interest, such as cooperative efforts between scholars and craftsmen, transmission of cultural knowledge through mathematics education, Europe-centered biases of African, Indian, and Chinese contributions to the development of mathematical thought, the influence of computer technology, and the perceived differences between workplace or informal mathematics and school mathematics. Highly recommended for in-school as well as out-of-school education audiences. S. S. Gomes Howard University

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