- An analysis on 'storytelling' shown on the first grader's mathematics textbooks of the middle school
- Choi-Koh, Sang Sook ;
- The Mathematical Education, volume 52, issue 2, 2013, Pages 149~161
- DOI : 10.7468/mathedu.2013.52.2.149

Abstract

This study was to focus on analyzing about the composition of storytelling in the first graders' math textbooks of the middle school, which were recently implemented. The textbooks published by three well known publishing companies were chosen and three graduate students had scored the frequency of the problems according to three types of storytelling. As the results, in areas of mathematics, Number & Operation(44.23%), Letters & Formula(44.53%), Function(46.53%), Probability(41.67%), Geometry(46.23%) showed to have storytelling in balance. The type of 'explosion of mathematical history(EMH)' was shown in geometry most, the type of 'connection to daily life(CDL)' in statistics most, and the type of integration of disciplines(ID)' in geometry most in 5 math areas. Among three types of storytelling, the type of EMH was shown fewer that other 2 types. If we develop more problems in this type, students would study mathematics in-depth according to Freudenthal's principle of historical reinvention.