Mathematics Education Trends and Research

Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID metr-00028, 9 Pages

doi: 10.5899/2013/metr-00028


Research Article


The Cultural Diversity and Its Role in Mathematical Activities


Seyed Ehsan Haghi1 *, Mohsen Rostamy-Malkhalifeh1, Mohammad-Hassan Behzadi1, Ahmad Shahvarani1


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


* Corresponding author. Email address: E.Haghi@mailfa.org


Received: 01 September 2013; Revised: 15 September 2013; Accepted: 16 September 2013


Copyright © 2013 Seyed Ehsan Haghi, Mohsen Rostamy-Malkhalifeh, Mohammad-Hassan Behzadi and Ahmad Shahvarani. 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.

Abstract

Mathematics is subject that can abstract very fast and when loss self-relation to real life which students know out of school then is meaningless for some of them. This meaningless may be the result of cultural and ethnical changes of school. In this study, it is be tried that consider to cultural and ethnical changes and diversities of mathematics students and their how learning. Then Hormozgan province; Kish Island is be selected for cultural diversities and via semi multi-steps cluster sampling method, twenty seven teachers of mathematics and forty mathematics students at high school level are be chosen. Through questionnaire-researcher made, for the study of two hypothesis, related questions are be implemented for teachers and students. The results of study via statistics tests indicated that teachers of mathematics have not cultural diversities management regard to scientific and cooperative activities of mathematics students with cultural diversities but their students belief to this case.


Keywords: Mathematics; cultural diversity; cultural management; class management; scientific cooperation.

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