Multiple Representations in 8th Grade Mathematics Textbook and the Extent to which Teachers Implement Them
Mohammad Alkhateeb 1 *
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1 Hashemite University, JORDAN* Corresponding Author

Abstract

This study, firstly, aimed at investigating the various types of the multiple math representations and transitions among them in the 8th grade math textbook, and secondly, teachers' use of these representations in teaching. The current study employed the content analysis approach to investigate the multiple mathematical representations and transitions among them in 8th Grade Mathematics Textbook. An observation method was used to analyses the teacher practices (n=35 observations), and record the representations and transitions. The results showed that there was an existence of symbol and verbal representations in the textbook and teachers' implementation. Meanwhile, the other three representations (pictures and figures, models and Cutters, and life situations) and the transactions between them were at low rates in the textbook and teachers' implementation.

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Article Type: Research Article

INT ELECT J MATH ED, 2019, Volume 14, Issue 1, 137-145

https://doi.org/10.12973/iejme/3982

Publication date: 21 Dec 2018

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