In our study, it is aimed to examine and compare the 12th grade mathematics textbooks of the Turkish Ministry of National Education and the USA IB in terms of the history of mathematics. The history of mathematics is a field that gives information about the lives, works and studies of mathematician scientists, presents basic mathematical information, and highlights the social, human and cultural dimensions of mathematics. In our research, using document analysis, one of the qualitative research methods, 12th grade mathematics textbooks of MEB and IB were examined and compared in terms of mathematics history, and notes were taken. The obtained data were analyzed by creating a table. When the MEB and IB 12th grade mathematics textbooks are examined, it is seen that the subjects and achievements of the history of mathematics are given at the knowledge level in the MEB textbook. In the IB book, the achievements of the history of mathematics are included in many stages of the lecture, not only at the knowledge level, but also in the form of problems and activities that will enable students to be active in the lesson. Theorems, formulas discovered by mathematical scientists and thoughtprovoking questions related to mathematics and life are also included. It is seen that besides the mathematics history achievements given at the knowledge level in the MEB mathematics textbooks, the theorems and formulas discovered by mathematics scientists are associated with life, and thoughtprovoking problems and activity applications should be included in the textbooks.
Keywords: mathematics education, 12th grade mathematics, history of mathematics, MEBIB comparison
