방정숙 Pang Jeongsuk , 황지남 Hwang Jinam
DOI: JANT Vol.24(No.1) 21-41, 2021
Despite the necessity and significance of mathematical competencies in the 2015 revised mathematics curriculum, there has been lack of studies analyzing textbooks in which such competencies are intended in detail through various tasks. Given this background, this paper analyzed how mathematical competencies and their sub-elements have been represented in the mathematics textbooks for third and fourth grade. The findings of this study showed that ‘communication’ was the most prevalent mathematical competence, followed by ‘reasoning’, ‘creativity and integration’, ‘information processing’, ‘attitude and practice’, and ‘problem solving’ in order. This study also explored the characteristics of mathematical competencies in the textbooks by analyzing which sub-elements per competence were popular. With illustrative examples, this paper is expected to provide for textbook developers with implications on how to represent mathematical competencies throughout the textbooks.