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Shiakalli, Maria Angela; Zacharos, Konstantinos; Markopoulos, Christos – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2015
Our research programme, a part of which is presented in this paper, looked at four year old children's ability to use manipulatives in the construction of cube models. We looked at how pre-school children managed the creation of cube nets as a mathematical problem and whether graphical representations of solutions could become a useful tool in a…
Descriptors: Young Children, Manipulative Materials, Models, Preschool Education
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Xenofontos, Constantinos; Papadopoulos, Christos E. – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2015
In this paper, we examine the ways the history of mathematics is integrated in the national textbooks of Cyprus and Greece. Our data-driven analyses suggest that the references identified can be clustered in four categories: (a) biographical references about mathematicians or historical references regarding the origins of a mathematical concept…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, History, Guidelines