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What to teach first: fractions or decimal numbers? the teaching of fractions in arithmetic textbooks, 1890-1960

Grant number: 19/23345-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2020
Effective date (End): January 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Education - Specific topics in Education
Principal Investigator:Wagner Rodrigues Valente
Grantee:Larissa Laus
Host Institution: Escola de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (EFLCH). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus Guarulhos. Guarulhos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:17/15751-2 - Mathematics in teacher training and teaching: processes and dynamics of production of professional knowledge, 1890-1990, AP.TEM


The project analyzes the teaching of fractions historically through textbooks edited from 1890 to 1960. As a subproject, part of the FAPESP thematic project, it aims to contribute to the history of mathematical education by analyzing the changes in arithmetic knowledge focusing on the teaching of fractions.

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