id: 06618994
dt: j
an: 2016e.00343
au: Alshwaikh, Jehad
ti: Investigating the geometry curriculum in Palestinian textbooks: towards
multimodal analysis of Arabic mathematics discourse.
so: Res. Math. Educ. 18, No. 2, 165-181 (2016).
py: 2016
pu: Taylor \& Francis (Routledge), Abingdon, Oxfordshire; British Society for
Research into Learning Mathematics (BSRLM)
la: EN
cc: D33 U23 G13
ut: Arabic mathematics discourse; visual discourse analysis; multimodality
ci:
li: doi:10.1080/14794802.2016.1177580
ab: Summary: The analytical scheme used in the project The Evolution of the
Discourse of School Mathematics (EDSM) was developed to analyse the
change over time in examination texts. An adapted version of the EDSM
scheme has been deployed to analyse the nature of mathematics construed
in Palestinian schoolsâ€™ textbooks and the mathematical activity
expected of students in the geometry textbooks for students aged 10 to
16 years. The adaptation includes adding further tools for analysing
visual components of texts, as well as accounting for some differences
between English and Arabic. This article outlines these adaptations and
illustrates the use of the adapted scheme with a different genre of
texts from those studied in the EDSM project. Some of the challenges in
the adaptation process in relation to Arabic mathematics discourse are
discussed.
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