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What was the lowest price that day? This page intentionally left blank. CHAPTER 2 WORKING KNOWLEDGE: MATHEMATICS IN USE RICHARD NOSS, CELIA HOYLES AND STEFANO POZZI Abstract. In this chapter, we explore how mathematics is used and described in work in the context of investment bank employees, paediatric nurses and commercial pilots. We distinguish the visible mathematics of the workplace, that is the mathematics referenced in textbooks and by experts, from the mathematics observed in ethnographic observations of the practice.

If three sections of a runway are designated 'Poor-Medium-Medium', the whole runway is assumed to be 'Poor'. Pilots therefore need to use the direction of the runway and their latest wind velocity on the ground to calculate tailwind and crosswind, and check whether or not these exceed the limits. 39 above Breaking Action Poor Medium-Poor Medium Medium-Good Good Tailwind Crosswind Limit 0 0 5 5 lo 5 5 15 15 33 Table 3. Breaking actions for the Fokker 50 aircraft In this episode, we observed a pilot and co-pilot descending towards runway 05 (which means it had a bearing of 050°).

This means establishing links between the two situations, and the related discourses and practices, by translating between the terms / languages used, and by generalising the methods used across contexts (see (d)). (c) In teaching the initial task, seek to incorporate a balance of generality and situational features. That is, anticipate what will come to be seen as similarities across situations, and differences, respectively. (d) Teach the initial task in more than one context. ). (e) Allow practice in recognising the cues that signal the relevance or ‘applicability’ of an available skill, In mathematics these cues are recurrent features of pattern, structure, or relationship’.

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