The effect of integrating elements of history of mathematics on students' attitude towards mathematics. (c2005)

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dc.contributor.author Etany, Niam Abdul Hafiz
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-20T05:49:41Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-20T05:49:41Z
dc.date.copyright 2005 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-04-20
dc.date.submitted 2005-07-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/404
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 34-37). en_US
dc.description.abstract This pilot study is divided into two parts. The first is a qualitative action research that studies the effect of using mathematics history elements on students' attitudes towards mathematics in an eighth grade at a private school in Beirut. The participants are 14 female Lebanese students. The researcher coordinated with the teacher the use of historical anecdotes and problems, and general historical knowledge while explaining two new mathematics chapters. The researcher used observations, interviews, and test grades to detect any change in students' attitudes. The results of this action research show that there is a positive change in students' attitudes towards mathematics chapters when appended with mathematics history elements. Based on the results of this action research, the researcher developed two mathematics chapters: "Pythagoras' Theorem" and "Equations". The researcher depends on the Lebanese official curriculum textbook Building Up Mathematics. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Students -- Attitudes en_US
dc.subject Mathematics -- History -- Study and teaching (Elementary) en_US
dc.subject Interdisciplinary approach in education en_US
dc.title The effect of integrating elements of history of mathematics on students' attitude towards mathematics. (c2005) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle A pilot study en_US
dc.term.submitted Summer I en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Education en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199705910 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Mona Majdalani
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: 55 leaves, [6 leaves] of plates; col. ill.; 31 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division Education en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Iman Osta
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2005.11 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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