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A Study on Learning Environments for Euler's formula with activities ('오일러 공식과 오일러 표수' 탐구 활동을 위한 학습 환경 연구)

  • Song, Min Ho
    • Journal for History of Mathematics
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    • v.26 no.2_3
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    • pp.131-148
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    • 2013
  • Euler's formula provides the topological characteristics of geometrical objects including polyhedra, and so an important mathematical concept. Descriptions on Euler's formula had been in the textbooks according to the 3rd through 7th National Mathematics Curriculum. However, they are gone after that. In this study, we focus on Euler characteristic and Euler's formula as an educational material for educations for the gifted or after-school educations. We first look at the mathematical history and the applications of Euler's formula and national curriculums to search for its mathematical and educational meaning. We further make a suggestion for a learning environment which provides a better education relying on search activities, not just depending on memorization, illuminated from the education of Euler's formula.