Search for dissertations about: "mathematics textbooks"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 22 swedish dissertations containing the words mathematics textbooks.

  1. 1. Speaking of Geometry : A study of geometry textbooks and literature on geometry instruction for elementary and lower secondary levels in Sweden, 1905-1962, with a special focus on professional debates

    Author : Johan Prytz; Staffan Rodhe; Anders Öberg; Sten Kaijser; Jan van Maanen; Patricio Herbst; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Mathematics; geometry instruction; mathematics education; Sweden; textbook; curriculum; professional; elementary school; secondary school; history of mathematics education; history of mathematics; history of education; MATEMATIK;

    Abstract : This dissertation deals with geometry instruction in Sweden in the period 1905-1962. The purpose is to investigate textbooks and other literature used by teachers in elementary schools (ES) and lower secondary schools (LSS) – Folkskolan and Realskolan – connection to geometry instruction. READ MORE

  2. 2. Approaching Proof in a Community of Mathematical Practice

    Author : Kirsti Hemmi; Rikard Bögvad; Barbara Jaworski; Gila Hanna; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; proof; university mathematics; community of practice; participation; reification; MATHEMATICS; MATEMATIK;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to describe how students encounter proof in a community of mathematical practice at a mathematics department and how they are drawn to share mathematicians’ views and knowledge of proof. Considering the department as a community of practice where the joint enterprise is learning mathematics in a broad sense made it possible to perceive the newcomers as active participants in the practice. READ MORE

  3. 3. Pedagogic practice between tradition and renewal : A study of the new mathematics curriculum in Mozambique

    Author : Balbina Mutemba; Luleå tekniska universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Mathematics Education; Matematik och lärande;

    Abstract : The new school mathematics curriculum in Mozambique, introduced in 2008, is partly competency-based and it advocates a more student-centred pedagogy. The most salient innovative features are the incorporation of mathematical competencies related to the development of students’ reasoning skills, including argumentation, justification and analytical thinking, and the use of heuristic or inductive methods that promote meaningful students’ participation. READ MORE

  4. 4. Mathematics textbooks for teaching : An analysis of content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge concerning algebra in Swedish upper secondary education

    Author : Wang Wei Sönnerhed; Berner Lindström; Jonas Emanuelsson; Ingemar Holgersson; Göteborgs universitet kommunikation och lärande Institutionen för pedagogik; []
    Keywords : mathematics textbooks; school algebra; solving methods; factorization; solving quadratic equations; mathematics teaching; content knowledge; pedagogical content knowledge; geometrical models; algebra history; embedded teaching trajectories;

    Abstract : In school algebra, using different methods including factorization to solve quadratic equations is one common teaching and learning topic at upper secondary school level. This study is about analyzing the algebra content related to solving quadratic equations and the method of factorization as presented in Swedish mathematics textbooks with subject matter content knowledge (CK) and pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) as analytical tools. READ MORE

  5. 5. Analysis of the phase space, asymptotic behavior and stability for heavy symmetric top and tippe top

    Author : Markus Sköldstam; Stefan Rauch-Wojciechowski; Torkel Glad; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; symmetric top; tippe top; vertical rotation; truncated sphere; asymptotic trajectories; MATHEMATICS; MATEMATIK;

    Abstract : In this thesis we analyze the phase of the heavy symmetric top and the tippe top. These tops are two examples of physical systems for which the usefulness of integrals of motion and invariant manifolds, in phase space picture analysis, can be illustratedIn the case of the heavy symmetric top, simplified proofs of stability of the vertical rotation have been perpetuated by successive textbooks during the last century. READ MORE