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ERIC Number: ED437282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Developing Guidance Material To Uncover a Mathematics Profile of Adult Participants on a Crane Course.
Lindenskov, Lena
This paper reports on a pilot study in the Danish "Profile in Mathematics" project implemented by the Directorate General for Employment, Placement and Vocational Training and the Ministry of Education. The pilot study develops and tests specific guidance materials to guide participants and teachers through a course for crane workers that teaches the workers to choose the right tools and fit them correctly on the load that is to be lifted or moved. The guidance materials consist of two packages: the first aims at disclosing the participants' skills; the second aims at providing more profound insight into the participant's skills. After testing the researchers found new discrepancies between school mathematics and workplace mathematics, especially concerning decimetres and methods of estimating the area of figures. Testing also showed that the participant's thoughts were consistently on the possible consequences of their involvement in the pilot project. (ASK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark