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Modeling to address techno-mathematical literacies at work

Noss, Richard and Hoyles, Celia (2010) Modeling to address techno-mathematical literacies at work. In: Modeling students' mathematical modeling competencies: ICTMA 13. Springer, New York, pp. 75-86. ISBN 9781441905604

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Abstract

We report the findings of a three-year investigation aimed at characterizing and developing the “Techno-mathematical Literacies” (TmL) needed for effective practice in modern, technology-rich workplaces. We characterize TmL as required mathematical knowledge that is shaped in terms of how it is expressed by the systems that govern workplace practices. Put simply, we wanted to know just what kinds of mathematical knowledge modern workplaces require, and to address this knowledge gap through co-designing with employers and employees, modeling activities that made visible and manipulable, the underlying mathematics of the artifacts that characterized the workplaces. We focused on four sectors: Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals Manufacturing, Packaging and Automotive Manufacturing.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: International Conferences on the Teaching of Mathematical Modeling and Applications (ICTMA)
Controlled Keywords: Mathematics or maths
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > London Knowledge Lab
Depositing User: IOE Repository Editor (1)
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2010 15:53
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2014 12:27
URI: http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/1749
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