Functions of explanations: Israeli and swedish elementary school curriculum documents
2013 (English)In: Tasks and tools in elementary mathematics / [ed] Jarmila Novotná and Hana Moraová, Prague: Charles University, Faculty of Education , 2013, 188-195 p.Conference paper, Abstract (Refereed)
Explanations are an integral part of mathematics education in primary school. This paper investigates some of the possible functions of explanations according to curriculum documents in Israel and Sweden and provides a way of classifying those functions. Findings indicated that explanations may have several various functions depending on the context in which they are requested or given.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Prague: Charles University, Faculty of Education , 2013. 188-195 p.
Explanations, curriculum documents, comparative study
Research subject Mathematics Education
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-96264ISBN: 978-80-7290-637-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-96264DiVA: diva2:664868
International Symposium Elementary Mathematics Teaching, SEMT '13, Prague, the Czech Republic Charles University, Faculty of Education August 18 - 23, 2013