A Meta-Synthesis of the Studies Using History of Mathematics in Mathematics Education

Baki A., BÜTÜNER S. Ö.

HACETTEPE UNIVERSITESI EGITIM FAKULTESI DERGISI-HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, vol.33, no.4, pp.824-845, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.16986/huje.2018036911
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.824-845


The purpose of this research is to analyze the usage history of mathematics studies in Turkey and abroad by using meta-synthesis method and to present the type of tendency in this field. In the research, a total of 52 studies made up of 32 articles, 13 master dissertations, and 7 doctoral dissertations which were published between the years of 2000-2015 and chosen through purposeful sampling method were analyzed. Google Academics search engine, Tubitak Ulakbim DergiPark, YOK National Dissertation Center, Ebscohost-Eric, Springer, ScienceDirect, Taylor and Francis and Proquest Dissertations and Theses Global databases have been taken advantages of selecting the studies. Each study were examined within the context of the study's purpose, subject area, method, sample, data collection tools, teaching applications and results by being subjected to content analysis. Obtained data were interpreted depending on the frequency and partly illustrated through tables and graphs. Most of the studies analyzed in this research were experimental and case studies. Most of the studies were conducted with teacher candidates and surveys/scale and semi-structured interview questions were used as the data collection tools. Another result obtained through this study was the fact that history of mathematics is generally used as a tool.