An Analysis on Aspects of Concepts and Models of Fraction Appeared in Korea Elementary Mathematics Textbook

한국의 초등수학 교과서에 나타나는 분수의 개념과 모델의 양상 분석

Kang, Heung Kyu

  • Received : 2013.11.15
  • Accepted : 2013.12.19
  • Published : 2013.12.31


In this thesis, I classified various meanings of fraction into two categories, i.e concept(rate, operator, division) and model(whole-part, measurement, allotment), and surveyed appearances which is shown in Korea elementary mathematics textbook. Based on this results, I derived several implications on learning-teaching of fraction in elementary education. Firstly, we have to pursuit a unified formation of fraction concept through a complementary advantage of various concepts and models Secondly, by clarifying the time which concepts and models of fraction are imported, we have to overcome a ambiguity or tacit usage of that. Thirdly, the present Korea's textbook need to be improved in usage of measurement model. It must be defined more explicitly and must be used in explanation of multiplication and division algorithm of fraction.


concept of fraction;model of fraction;rate;operator;division;whole-part;measurement;allotment


Supported by : 공주교육대학교