AFTER THE EDUCATIONAL REFORM: AN ANALYSIS OF GEOMETRY CONTENT IN THE TURKISH MATHEMATICS TEXTBOOKS
This paper aimed to present the changes in the upper elementary school (grades 6 through 8) mathematics textbooks by focusing on the geometry content after the reform movement in Turkey. The methodology included two steps towards to aim: Design and presentation, and geometry content. According to the results of the study, the new textbooks included more pages and examples, and had more modern style of presentation. Moreover, the new textbooks generally included more irrelevant illustrations, and for most geometry topics, the number of pages in the textbooks was positively correlated with the number of examples.
Mathematics textbook; Geometry Education; Reform Movement in Turkey