The Language Used in the 8th Grade Mathematics Textbook
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Hashemite University, JORDAN
Online publication date: 2019-04-01
Publication date: 2019-04-01
EURASIA J. Math., Sci Tech. Ed 2019;15(7):em1719
This study aimed at identifying the form of the language, which is expressive of the mathematics and mathematics learner in the 8th grade mathematics textbook. The results showed that the mathematics textbook tends to exhibit an absolute, symbolic, mathematics specific image and a negative image of the mathematics learner as just who executes the orders (scribbler), rather than a thinker or engaged in authentic problem solving. Possibly, these two images may explain the difficulties and problems the students encounter while learning mathematics.
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