Liu Hui Shares His Views with Young Students

  • Vasiliki Tsiapou
Part of the ICME-13 Monographs book series (ICME13Mo)


This study reports on the integration of original sources from the history of Chinese mathematics in a class of Greek sixth-grade students. The aims were: to (1) support students’ learning of mathematical concepts and processes, and (2) provide opportunities for students to develop adequate views about mathematics. Here, the focus is placed on the second aim and, in particular, on the design of the teaching sequences and the analysis of specific activities accompanied by dialogues from the actual teaching. I present relevant results from the post-questionnaire and, in the discussion, I include reasons for the integration of original sources in elementary school with references to benefits and obstacles from the intervention.


Original sources Diachronic reading Elementary students’ mathematics-related beliefs Sociocultural approach Anchoring 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of Western MacedoniaFlorinaGreece

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