The Background of Developing Teaching Contents of Knot Theory

  • Akio Kawauchi
  • Tomoko Yanagimoto


In this chapter, we introduce a methodology for making knot theory into a curriculum and actual examples of researches and practices, conducted at elementary, junior and senior high schools and a university general education. In 3.1, we introduce that a recent course of study in Japan has changed a little on the flexibility of constructing a curriculum in each school. In 3.2, we explain a viewpoint to introduce a new mathematics into the education based on considerations of the “modernization of mathematics movement” in 1960-1970’s. In 3.3, an approach to create teaching contents of knot theory is introduced based on our project. We show how to organize and proceed the project. This chapter is a detailed version of the paper “The methodology for Creating New Teaching Contents in Mathematics Education” contributing to “Forum on Public Policy”, Journal of the Oxford Round Table.


Mathematics Education Junior High School Teaching Content Senior High School High School Teacher 
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© Osaka Municipal Universities Press 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Akio Kawauchi
    • 1
  • Tomoko Yanagimoto
    • 2
  1. 1.Osaka City UniversityOsaka CityJapan
  2. 2.Osaka Kyoiku UniversityKashiwaraJapan

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