|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||MAT/04|
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The course is aimed at: revising basic contents in arithmetics, probability and statistics; developing didactical competences in mathematics teaching; developing competences in planning, implementing and critically analysing teaching units and carrying our efficient assessment strategies.
The aims of this part of the course are: A. to revise and further develop - according to educational aims related to teaching in grades K to 5 – the theme of arithmetic operations (particularly subtraction and division); B. to introduce basic statistics and probability notions, according to educational aims related to the approach to statistical and probabilistic thinking in grades K to 5.
The course is aimed at:
1) revising basic arithmetics and geometry contents to be taught in grades K-5;
2) developing didactical competences in mathematics teaching (being aware of didatical issues connected with the mathematical content; being able to perform a priori analysis of the tasks)
3) developing competences in planning, implementing, critically revising teaching sequences and carrying out efficient assessment strategies.
Laboratory-style lessons (individual worksheets and class discussions).
Participant students are expected to fill the worksheets and do some homeworks.
Non participant students are expected to fill the worksheets.
Exercises and problems in mathematics.
A narrative approach to mathematical problems.
Definitions in geometry.
Space in real life and in geometry.
Contens will be treated in reference to National Guidelines, with a specific focus on linguistic and representational aspects.
Worksheets and reading materials will be provided during the course on aulaweb.
Sabena, Martignone, Ferri, Robotti, (2019). Insegnare e apprendere matematica nella scuola dell'infanzia e primaria. Modandori Università
The written exam will consist of open-ended quesiton concerning mathematical aspects and didatical ones (e.g. analysis of an INVALSI item; analysis of an excerpt from a textbook; designing a task to address a mathematical topic).
Written exam (open ended questions)
Students with DSA, disability or other special educational needs are recommended to contact the professor at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and exam methods which, according to the course’s objectives, take into account the modalities individual learning and provide suitable compensatory tools.
For international students, texts and articles in English are available on request. The exam can be taken in English in the prescribed manner