Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
How fractions are introduced in compulsory school: A comparative study of Grade 6 textbooks in Turkey and Sweden
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Computer Science, Physics and Mathematics.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Abstract

 

The purpose of this study is to provide a detailed description of the way fractions are processed in Turkish and Swedish mathematics textbooks. For our investigation of textbooks, we used several theoretical notions  such us different ways of understanding fractions (part-whole, ratio, measure, quotient, decimal and operator), representations (treatment, conversion), making distinctions between routine tasks and problems, classifying contexts of examples and problems in terms of real-life situations, semi-realities, and pure mathematics, and about texts narrative and paradigmatic styles.

 

Through our analyses of these three textbooks, we have come to a result that shows similarities and differences among the textbooks, regarding the topics included and their sequencing, how the concept of fractions is represented in exercises and examples.

The findings are emphasized with figures, tables and diagrams that illustrate the similarities and differences between mathematics textbooks inTurkeyinSwedenas well as the textbooks’ development in Turkey.

Abstract [sv]

Abstrakt

 

Syftet med denna studie är att ge en detaljerad beskrivning av hur bråk behandlas i turkiska och svenska läroböcker för matematik. I vår undersökning, använde vi flera teoretiska begrepp såsom olika sätt att förstå bråk (del-helhet, förhållande, mått, kvot, decimaltal och operator), representationer (behandling, omvandling), att skilja på rutinuppgifter och problem, att klassificera exempel och uppgifters kontexter i termer av verkliga situationer, semi-verkligheter, och ren matematik, och om texters berättande och paradigmatiska stilar.

 

Genom våra analyser av dessa tre läroböcker, har vi kommit fram till ett resultat som visar både likheter och skillnader mellan dem, både vad gäller de ingående ämnena och deras sekvensering och hur begreppet bråk har representerats i övningar och exempel.

Resultaten beskrivs med bilder, tabeller och diagram som illustrerar likheter och skillnader mellan matematikläroböcker i Turkiet och Sverige och dessutom visar läroböckernas utveckling i Turkiet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , p. 60
Keyword [en]
mathematics, fractions, textbooks, compulsory education
Keyword [sv]
matematik, bråk, läroböcker
Keyword [tr]
Matematik, kesirler, ders kitapları, zorunlu eğitim
National Category
Mathematics Educational Sciences
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-16672OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-16672DiVA: diva2:474473
Uppsok
Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2012-01-10 Created: 2012-01-09 Last updated: 2012-01-10Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

Nazlı Irmak YILDIRIM(4126 kB)283 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 4126 kBChecksum SHA-512
4aadc419a4818472ada09a5ad6c8885802ce6ef916610d46ad20d1d7ebb9a531894c9343c286221adffafe58e2be27e24e9bdbac74a999080282e57ae98e7104
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
YILDIRIM, Nazlı Irmak
By organisation
School of Computer Science, Physics and Mathematics
MathematicsEducational Sciences

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 283 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 568 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf