Foundations of Logic and Scientific Discourse - Discorso scientifico (2015/2016)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S001191
Name of lecturer
Michela Maschietto
Number of ECTS credits allocated
4
Academic sector
MAT/04 - MATHEMATICS EDUCATION AND HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Sem. IIA dal Feb 29, 2016 al Apr 9, 2016.

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Lesson timetable

Sem. IIA
Day Time Type Place Note
Wednesday 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall I.06 from Mar 2, 2016  to Mar 30, 2016
Wednesday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM lesson Lecture Hall I.06 from Mar 2, 2016  to Mar 30, 2016
Friday 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.13 from Mar 18, 2016  to Mar 18, 2016
Friday 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall T.13 from Apr 1, 2016  to Apr 1, 2016

Learning outcomes

To acquire some competencies for the teaching of mathematics in kindergarten and primary school, in particular:

-to know the National Guidelines for mathematics;

-to know some results of research in mathematics education for children from 3 to 10 years;

-to know the methodology of mathematics laboratory with particular reference to its theoretical frameworks;

-to know the potential of some classical artifacts or ICT for the construction of mathematical meanings;

-to be able to analyze a resource for teaching (chapter of a textbook, artifacts, online material);

-to be able to analyze an individual protocol or transcription of collective discussion;
-to be able to analyze national assessment test.

Syllabus

COURSE SYLLABUS

Analysis of the national standards of 2012 (mathematics).
The didactical contract and didactic transposition.
Mathematics laboratory as didactical methodology. 
The theory of semiotic mediation and the instrumental approach for mathematics laboratory.
Communication in mathematics learning. 
Numbers. Numerical competencies, number representation, counting and calculation. 
The space and the figures. Spatial knowledge and geometrical knowledge. The spatial competencies and different types of space (microspace, mesospace, macrospace). The different representation of physical spaces. the didactical question of the representation of mathematical objects. The coordination of points of view. 
Use of artifacts in the construction of mathematical meanings (numerical and spatial competencies).
Problem solving in primary school.
The difficulties in mathematics. Attitudes and beliefs about mathematics.
Analysis of educational activities on numbers and spaces and figures.
Analysis of textbooks and analysis of protocol' students.
Analysis of INVALSI assessment tests.


TEACHING METHODS
Lectures, Laboratory sessions, collective discussions on problems and their resoutions and mathematical texts.


REFERENCES
All the material and the references of the course are available on e-learning platform.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written (or oral, on request) exam, with open questions.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016