TEACHING MATHEMATICS

TEACHING MATHEMATICS

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Last update 09/05/2021 11:13
Code
66446
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
7 credits during the 1st year of 9011 Mathematics (LM-40) GENOVA

7 credits during the 3nd year of 8766 Mathematical Statistics and Data Management (L-35) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
MAT/04
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Mathematics)
semester
1° Semester
modules
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course will include:
• issues relating to general problems of science teaching, and teaching in general,
• more specific issues relating to education mathematics, referred to middle and Secondary school - from eleven to eightenn years olds - and
• a critical (technical and cultural) review of some areas of mathematics, with connections to the use of different computing resources.


 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course of Didactics of Mathematics (1st part) tackles both general problems of (scientific and non) teaching and a (technical and cultural) critical review of some areas of mathematics, even in connection with the use of the various computer resources.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at promoting professional development for prospective mathematics teachers, as well as giving a first introduction to research in mathematics education. The course will provide students with theoretical tools that may help them to frame the teaching and learning processes in mathematics classrooms, so as to develop specific competences in designing, implementing and analyzing teacgin and lerning sequences.

Specific themes such as argumentation & proof and algebraic language as a thinking tool will be addressed.

As a learning outcome, the students:

- will develop didatical knowledge aimed at framing the teaching and learning processes

- will be able to plan and analyze learning sequences

- will be to critically analyze textbooks and other teaching resources

- will acquire a specialized language to communicate with specialists and non-specialists

 

Teaching methods

The course will have both lecture lessons and group work with discussions

Students are recommended to attend to the course

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Content:

  • classical and recent studies in mathematyics education (e.g. Brousseau's theory of didactical situations; theory of semiotic mediation)
  • theoretical tools that frame the teaching and learning processes (e.g. mathematical discussion)
  • crucial issues in the teaching and learning process, also in reerence to specific contents (e.g. argumentation and proof, algebraic language)
  • national guidelines
  • formative and summative assessment in mathematics

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Power point presentation, worksheeets and reading resources will be provided on aulaweb.

Recommended reading:

Natalini, Baccaglini-Frank, Di Martino, Rosolini (2018). Didattica della Matematica. Mondadori Universita'

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

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

Exam Board

FRANCESCA MORSELLI (President)

ELISABETTA ROBOTTI

ELDA GUALA (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course will have both lecture lessons and group work with discussions

Students are recommended to attend to the course

LESSONS START

The class will start according to the academic calendar.

EXAMS

Exam description

Analysis of resources for teachers (research articles, educational units, textbooks), design of a teaching unit.

Assessment methods

Written dissertation, oral presentation