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ERIC Number: EJ1059190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1305-8223
A Content Analysis Study about the Usage of History of Mathematics in Textbooks in Turkey
Eren, Mehmet; Bulut, Mehmet; Bulut, Neslihan
EURASIA Journal of Mathematics, Science & Technology Education, v11 n1 p55-64 Feb 2015
The present study aimed to investigate how history of mathematics was integrated to some mathematics textbooks in Turkey. On this account, four different textbooks with different grade levels were chosen. In total, 42 cases were detected and studied by three researchers. Results indicated that the usage of history of mathematics was materialized in six different manners: giving mathematics a human face, showing how concepts have developed, developing a multicultural approach, explaining the roles of mathematics in society, changing the perceptions of mathematics and providing opportunities for investigation. Among these manners, it is observed that giving mathematics a human face is the most frequent manner, while the least apparent one is providing opportunities for investigation.
EURASIA. Gazi Egitim Fakultesi, K Blok 210, Teknikokullar, Ankara, 06500 Turkey. Tel: +90-312-202-8192; Fax: +90-312-222-8483; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 8; Grade 11; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey