Revista U.D.C.A Actualidad & Divulgación Científica
versão impressa ISSN 0123-4226
REY MUNOZ, Miller Freddy e AROCA ARAUJO, Armando. MEASUREMENT AND ESTIMATION OF BRICK LAYERS, A CONTRIBUTION TO MATHEMATICS EDUCATION. rev.udcaactual.divulg.cient. [online]. 2011, vol.14, n.1, pp. 137-147. ISSN 0123-4226.
This article is the result of a research activity realized during six months at the district of Agua Blanca (Cali) and in the suburb Americas (Palmira), Valle del Cauca, Colombia. The purpose was to determine some mason´s measurements and estimation processes. Reflections about the contributions of this working group to the Mathematical Education are presented. Twelve masons, with low schooling levels and not coordinated by engineers, helped with information. The constructions visited were houses (two-story buildings or the structure of a second floor) and a church. To analyze these cognitive processes controlled trials were executed; real situations in the office and actual conversations between officers and assistants were witnessed, and some proper masonry craft tools such as the strap, the faucet, the form and plummet were studied. Only a small part of building environment related to ethnomatemathics, important for the architectural development of a, fertile of logical speeches and gestures and tools scattered everywhere, nation.
Palavras-chave : Ethnomathematics; measurement; assessment; brick layers.