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Title: Opportunities of learning through the history of mathematics: the example of national textbooks in Cyprus and Greece
Author(s): Xenofontos, Constantinos
Papadopoulos, Christos
Contact Email: constantionos.xenofontos@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: history of mathematics
textbooks
Cyprus
Greece
Issue Date: 17-Jul-2015
Citation: Xenofontos C & Papadopoulos C (2015) Opportunities of learning through the history of mathematics: the example of national textbooks in Cyprus and Greece, International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 16.
Abstract: In this paper, we examine the ways the history of mathematics is integrated in the national textbooks of Cyprus and Greece. Our data-driven analyses suggest that the references identified can be clustered in four categories: (a) biographical references about mathematicians or historical references regarding the origins of a mathematical concept (b) references to the history of a mathematical method or formula containing a solution or proof, (c) mathematical tasks of purely cognitive elements that require a solution, explanation or proof and (d) tasks that encourage discussion or the production of a project that would connect the history of mathematics with life outside mathematics. Furthermore, we employed a framework around the levels of cognitive demands derived from the literature to analyse the identified mathematical tasks.
URL: http://www.cimt.org.uk/journal/xenofontos.pdf
Rights: The publisher has granted permission for use of this work in this Repository. Published in International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, Volume 16, 17/07/2015 by Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching (CIMT): http://www.cimt.org.uk/journal/xenofontos.pdf

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