# MATHEMATICS (MODULE I)

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Code
67667
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
4 credits during the 3nd year of 9322 TEACHER EDUCATION (LM-85 bis) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MAT/04
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (TEACHER EDUCATION)
semester
1° Semester
Prerequisites
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course is aimed at: revising basic arithmetics and geometry contents to be taught; developing didactical competences in mathematics teaching; developing competences in planning, implementing, critically revising teaching sequences and carrying out efficient assessment strategies.

## AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aims of this part of the course are: A. to revise and further develop the theme of rational numbers (fractions, decimal representation, representation on the number line); B. to revise basic geometry notions (length and surface measurements; elementary plane and space geometry concepts). Both subjects will be treated with reference to teaching in grades K to 5.

Teaching methods

Laboratory-style lessons (individual work on worksheets + class discussions).

Participant students are expected to attend to minimum 2/3 of the lessons, fill out the worksheet and do some homeworks. They are also required to write down, in groups, the notes of the lessons.

Non participant students are expected to fill the worksheets at home and send them to the teacher.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The concept of number and its uses for counting* and measuring*, its representations, numerical structures and their properties; computing and its semantic ans syntactic conventions; the concept of algorithm and the representation of algorithms.

The concept of angle*, parallelism, direction, perpendicularity (in plane and in space); areas; theoretical figures and drawings; formulas and their syntactic and semantic meaning.

The aforementioned contents will be treated in reference to current National Guidelines and to the related teaching and learning problems, with a focus on linguistic and representation aspects.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Worksheets and reading materials will be provided during the course. At the end of the course a revised version of the notes of the lessons will be provided.

## TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Contact the teacher morselli@dima.unige.it

Exam Board

ELISABETTA ROBOTTI (President)

FRANCESCA MORSELLI (President)

## LESSONS

Teaching methods

Laboratory-style lessons (individual work on worksheets + class discussions).

Participant students are expected to attend to minimum 2/3 of the lessons, fill out the worksheet and do some homeworks. They are also required to write down, in groups, the notes of the lessons.

Non participant students are expected to fill the worksheets at home and send them to the teacher.

## EXAMS

Exam description

Individual report on the course + written exam.

Non participant students will receive additional questions in the written exam.

Assessment methods

Written exam