Mathematics Education Trends and Research

Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID metr-00016, 7 Pages

doi: 10.5899/2013/metr-00016

Research Article

A Study on the Role of Drama in Learning Mathematics

Elahe Masoum1, Mohsen Rostamy-Malkhalifeh1, Zahra Kalantarnia1 *

1Department of Mathematics, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran

* Corresponding author. Email address:

Received: 22 May 2013; Revised: 07 July 2013; Accepted: 09 July 2013

Copyright © 2013 Elahe Masoum, Mohsen Rostamy-Malkhalifeh and Zahra Kalantarnia. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Present educational systems needs modern strategies for teaching and learning. Mathematics education has to change for students in elementary schools. One of the modern strategies, it is drama activities. The drama is as empirical aspect of learning. The student may learn from what they are doing in drama. They are so active instead having a passive shape in drama, in fact, students are learning, finding experiences and new paths from drama as well. The students could find its capabilities, recommendations and strength-weakness points through the different drama. This study is looking to investigate the role of drama so that have a better understanding of mathematical concepts in Zahedan's girly elementary students (2011-12). This research is used on 36 three grade students through quasi-experiment method. The emerging results clearly showed that using drama in mathematics education has been better results against the traditional teaching. Then it seems that cited method is suitable for elementary students to learn mathematical concepts.

Keywords: Mathematic education; drama; teaching; perception; mathematical concepts.


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