Student teachers discover mathematics in industry

P. J. Fensham, D. M. Davison

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As part of a teacher training course for graduate mathematicians, an experiment has been conducted in which the trainee teachers have visited industrial situations. The main purpose of these visits was to discover examples of mathematical concepts and operations that are implicit in the organization and activities within the company. An encouraging number of ‘discoveries’ were made, and these varied from food and container factories to those concerned with motor parts and paint. The concepts included those used in Number Systems, Spatial Relationships, Mensuration, Statistics, Functional Relationships, Loci and Graphical Representations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-69
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1972

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