id: 06539584
dt: j
an: 2016b.00960
au: Viholainen, Antti; Partanen, Miia; Piiroinen, Jani; Asikainen, Mervi;
Hirvonen, Pekka E.
ti: The role of textbooks in Finnish upper secondary school mathematics:
theory, examples and exercises.
so: Nord. Mat.didakt. 20, No. 3-4, 157-178 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: Nationellt Centrum för Matematikutbildning (NCM), Göteborgs Universitet,
Göteborg
la: EN
cc: U24 D34 D44
ut: textbooks; teaching practice; intended curriculum; use of textbooks
ci:
li:
ab: Summary: Textbooks are written mainly for students, but they can also be
seen as mediators between the intended curriculum and teachers’
practices. The focus of the present study is on how students and
teachers at Finnish upper secondary schools perceive and describe their
use of the theory, examples, and exercises presented in their
mathematics textbooks. Seventy-one students participated in a short
survey, and six of them and three of their teachers were interviewed.
The results indicate that the theory, examples, and exercises presented
in their textbooks have a strong influence on teachers’ work, but for
the students the textbooks primarily represent a source of exercises.
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