Award Date

1-1-2000

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Curriculum and Instruction

First Committee Member

Juli K. Dixon

Number of Pages

66

Abstract

This study was conducted to show that using historical material to teach mathematical content to pre-service secondary mathematics teachers could improve their attitudes about incorporating the history of mathematics into the mathematics classroom. A historical module from the Mathematical Association of America was taught to an undergraduate class of pre-service secondary mathematics teachers. Their attitudes regarding the use of the history of mathematics in the mathematics classroom were then compared to the attitudes of students in another undergraduate class, taught by the same researcher, whose instruction did not incorporate history. Results from t-tests indicate that there was a positive change in attitude amongst the students in the experimental group. This study did not, however, verify a distinction in achievement between the two groups.

Keywords

Attitudes; History; Mathematics; Secondary; Service; Teachers

Controlled Subject

Mathematics--Study and teaching; Education, Elementary

File Format

pdf

File Size

1525.76 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/bgje-ql1s


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