TME(2023) Vol 4, No. 2, pp 165-178

Comics for Mathematics Instruction for Future-Ready Learners

TOH Tin Lam, CHENG Lu Pien, LIM Lee Hean and LIM Kam Ming

National Institute of Education
Nanyang Technological University

Published in The Mathematician Educator, 2023, Vol 4, No. 2, pp 165-178.


In this paper we present the views that the roles of comics for mathematics instruction extend beyond the role of addressing the affective needs of students, in particular the lower achieving students. We argue that within the broader framework of contextualization, comics have the potential to reach out to the entire spectrum of students to develop their higher order thinking skills and even raise their cognizance to environmental issues. Two exemplars based on the research carried out by us are presented.

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