Università degli Studi di Pavia

Dipartimento di Matematica ''F. Casorati''

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Studies in Mathematics Education

Professors:
Maracci Mirko
Year:
2015/2016
Course code:
500678
ECTS:
9
SSD:
MAT/04
DM:
270/04
Lessons:
84
Period:
II semester
Language:
Italian

Objectives

The course aims at promoting students' reflection on the mathematics contents usually taught in secondary schools and on the possible teaching modalities, based on the national and international studies in mathematics education research.

Teaching methods

Lectures, seminars and group and collective activities

Examination

The achievement of the learning objectives will be ascertained through an oral examination, which will include the discussion of educational activities previously developed by the students and the evaluation of their knowledge of the software analysed.

Prerequisites

Mathematical knowledge and compentencies developed in the "laurea triennale" in mathematics. The course is not recommended for students of the "laurea triennale".

Syllabus

The course addresses several specific didactical issues related to mathematics teaching and learning at the secondary levle. It addresses both issues concerning individual specific mathematics domains, such as: algebra, geometry and calculus, and general didactical issues common to different domains, such as: the use of technology, argumentation and proof, and problem-solving. The issues approached in the course will be chosen according to their relevance from the point of view of both mathematics teaching and mathematics education research. Each topic will be treated through the study of the key educational and epistemolgical aspects. Part of the course takes place in the computer lab to study educational software and their possible didactical use.

Bibliography

- from the series: Prodi G. et al. "Scoprire la Matematica" Ghisetti e Corvi ed., the volumes "Introduzione all'algebra", "Verso l'Infinito", "Calcolo differenziale e calcolo integrale".

- Articles from scientific journals and other materials made available in the course webpages


Dipartimento di Matematica ''F. Casorati''

Università degli Studi di Pavia - Via Ferrata, 5 - 27100 Pavia
Tel +39.0382.985600 - Fax +39.0382.985602