Current national mathematics curriculum. (English)

Kim, Jinho (ed.) et al., Mathematics education in Korea. Volume 1: Curricular and teaching and learning practices. Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific (ISBN 978-981-4405-85-0/hbk; 978-981-4405-86-7/ebook). Series on Mathematics Education 7, 21-42 (2012).

Summary: The Mathematics Curriculum is the basic document for determining the content and scope of mathematics dealt with in school. The academic curriculum system of Korea is structured in a way in which the government establishes and distributes the curriculum. In this chapter, we will examine the characteristics and main contents of ‘Mathematics Curriculum Revised in 2007’ (the 7th revised mathematics curriculum) reformed and announced in 2007, and progressively applied from 2009 to 2011. We will also examine the backgrounds and the basic directions of revision and main contents of ‘Mathematics Curriculum Revised in 2009’, which was set to reform in 2009 and announced in 2011, and scheduled to be applied starting in 2013.