
06585939
j
2016d.00331
Jankvist, Uffe Thomas
Mosvold, Reidar
Fauskanger, Janne
Jakobsen, Arne
Analysing the use of history of mathematics through MKT.
Int. J. Math. Educ. Sci. Technol. 46, No. 4, 495507 (2015).
2015
Taylor \& Francis, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
EN
D39
A30
F49
history of mathematics
mathematical knowledge for teaching
negative numbers
number systems
completing the square
doi:10.1080/0020739X.2014.990528
Summary: In this article, we analyse three `classical' cases of using history of mathematics in teacher training and reinterpret them using the framework of mathematical knowledge for teaching (MKT). We continue with a discussion of the potential benefits of applying MKT as a framework for discussion in research related to the use of history in mathematics education. MKT serves as an example of a framework from general mathematics education research which has something to offer in this respect. We argue that the MKT framework provides a powerful language to communicate results from research on the uses of history of mathematics to researchers in other areas of mathematics education research.