La historia de las matemáticas en libros de texto de matemáticas de los primeros cursos de la ESO

  1. M. J. Madrid 1
  2. A. Maz-Machado 2
  3. C. López-Esteban 3
  1. 1 Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca

    Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca

    Salamanca, España


  2. 2 Universidad de Córdoba

    Universidad de Córdoba

    Córdoba, España


  3. 3 Universidad de Salamanca

    Universidad de Salamanca

    Salamanca, España


Investigación en Educación Matemática XXII
  1. Luis J. Rodríguez-Muñiz (coord.)
  2. Laura Muñiz-Rodríguez (coord.)
  3. Álvaro Aguilar-González (coord.)
  4. Pedro Alonso (coord.)
  5. Francisco Javier García García (coord.)
  6. Alicia Bruno (coord.)

Publisher: Servicio de Publicaciones ; Universidad de Oviedo

ISBN: 978-84-17445-11-9

Year of publication: 2018

Pages: 310-319

Congress: Sociedad Española de Investigación en Educación Matemática. Simposio (22. 2018. Gijón)

Type: Conference paper


History of mathematics is considered a motivating tool with many advantages in its application to mathematics teaching. Despite this fact, its use is not extended in the classrooms of different levels. This paper presents a case study on the inclusion of explicit content about history of mathematics in Mathematics textbooks of the first and second years of Compulsory Secondary Education. To carry it out, it has been made a descriptive analysis of textbooks of the publishing house Edelvives. The technique applied is content analysis. The results show the little relevance that history of mathematics has in these textbooks. Independently of the year, it usually appears briefly as something complementary and in many occasions, these books only include exercises that aim to search for information about it.