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Professional development of 1st cycle: basic education teachers: contribution of participating in a continuous programme of mathematics training

Martins, Cristina
Fonte: European Society for Research in Mathematics Education Publicador: European Society for Research in Mathematics Education
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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In this investigation, my aim is to study the professional development of 1st cycle teachers in the context of the Program for Continuous Education in Mathematics for 1st Cycle of Basic Education Teachers program. Knowing that, on the one hand, professional development involves a number of dimensions and that, on the other, the context of the performance has particular characteristics, namely the kind of sessions foreseen and the form of evaluation, I have devised the following questions for investigation: ─ How does the professional development of the teacher take place through participating in the training program? ─ Which is the contribution of the portfolio usage in the training program towards the professional development of the teacher?

A pesquisa em educação matemática, os pesquisadores e a sala de aula: um fenômeno complexo, múltiplos olhares, um tecer de fios; The research in mathematics education, the researchers and the mathematics classroom: a complex phenomenon, multiple perspectives, weaving of threads.

Andrade, Silvanio de
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 12/09/2008 Português
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O trabalho em questão investiga a relação entre a prática de pesquisa e a prática de sala de aula em Educação Matemática, procurando compreender esse processo a partir de perguntas tais como: Qual o impacto da pesquisa em Educação Matemática na sala de aula? Como as pesquisas e os pesquisadores vêm se relacionando com a sala de aula de Matemática? O que os pesquisadores têm a dizer à sala de aula de Matemática e o que esta tem mostrado a eles? Como as pesquisas e os pesquisadores podem contribuir, de um modo mais efetivo, com a mudança, a transformação e a reinvenção da sala de aula de Matemática? Que possibilidades e impossibilidades a globalização traz ao tema pesquisa/sala de aula? Tomamos como referência estudos relativos ao tema pesquisa e prática em Educação Matemática, em especial teorizações de Jeremy Kilpatrick, artigos e Handbooks em torno do tema. O caminho da investigação teve como orientação principal a perspectiva da Análise do Discurso de Michel Foucault, levando a evidências sobre pontos frágeis e fortes da relação entre a prática da pesquisa e a prática da sala de aula. Também refletimos a partir da desconstrução de Jacques Derrida. Os dados e fatos recolhidos para apreciação e análise vieram do interior dos discursos de 71 pesquisadores da Educação Matemática...

Um retrato de aprendizagem em educação matemática: professoras dos anos iniciais do ensino fundamental em processo de inovação curricular; A portrait of learning in Mathematics Education: teachers of early Elementary School years in the process of curriculum innovation.

Motta, Cristina Dalva Van Berghem
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 16/03/2011 Português
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Este trabalho apresenta um estudo sobre relações entre a teoria e a prática em um contexto de reforma curricular, a partir da investigação sobre como professoras das séries iniciais do Ensino Fundamental reelaboram seus saberes docentes com base na proposta de trabalho com a Teoria dos Campos Conceituais apresentada no Programa Orientações Curriculares: Expectativas de Aprendizagem e Orientações Didáticas, instituído na Rede Municipal de Ensino da Cidade de São Paulo pela Portaria n° 4.507, de 30 de agosto de 2007. Pela interlocução de autores como Fiorentini, Libâneo, Nóvoa, Pimenta, Pires, Tardif e Lessard, mostramos como as reformas educativas das últimas décadas influenciaram os movimentos de profissionalização do professor e a discussão sobre os saberes docentes. A seguir, apresentamos o Programa Orientações Curriculares: Expectativas de Aprendizagem e Orientações Didáticas e algumas teorias da Didática Francesa da Matemática nele presentes, com destaque para a Teoria dos Campos Conceituais, citada em vários materiais curriculares deste Programa. A análise das entrevistas nos mostrou o enredamento dos relatos das professoras em uma trama de relações interativas, constitutivas da construção dos saberes docentes: a história de vida do professor...

A tensão entre o discreto e o contínuo na história da matemática e no ensino de matemática.; The discrete and the continuous in the history of mathematics and in mathematics education

Brolezzi, Antonio Carlos
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 17/02/1997 Português
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Discreto e contínuo são termos que se referem respectivamente a duas das ações básicas na elaboração da Matemática: contar e medir. Neste trabalho examinamos o problema pedagógico que surge da tendência de se abordar os temas de Matemática elementar optando por um ou outro aspecto, sem explorar a interação entre eles. Nossa ideia é que isso se resolve através da administração da tensão conceitual entre essas noções. Trata-se de caminhar com ambas as pernas, a da ideia do discreto e a da continuidade, na construção dos conceitos matemáticos. Este trabalho é baseado na pesquisa em História da Matemática, justificada pela visão do conhecimento como uma rede conceitual, uma rede de significações em permanente transformação. Procuramos assim fazer uso da História para repensar aspectos do ensino de Matemática elementar, especialmente relacionados ao nosso tema: a construção da ideia de Número; o nascimento do Cálculo Diferencial e Integral; as relações entre qualidade/quantidade. Ao final, mostramos exemplos de Oficinas Temáticas para a formação de professores, nas quais procuramos aplicar a abordagem histórica visando administrar o par conceitual discreto/contínuo dentro de assuntos do currículo elementar de matemática.; Discrete and continuous are concepts related respectively to two basic actions in Mathematics: to count and to measure. In this work we examine the pedagogical problem originated in the tendency of approaching elementary Mathematics by making an option between either one or other feature...

O pensamento analógico e afeto na atribuição de significados em matemática; Analogical thought and affection in the attribution of meanings in mathematics

Santos, Isabel Pereira dos
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 13/11/2014 Português
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Este trabalho discute o papel do pensamento analógico e da afetividade na atribuição de significados e compreensão de conceitos no processo de ensino e aprendizagem em Matemática sob a perspectiva teórica. O uso de analogia em educação coloca em evidência relações estruturais entre elementos similares de domínios diferentes, enriquecendo o entendimento dos conteúdos abordados. Neste contexto, estudou-se a Heurística e em particular o caráter heurístico da analogia em resolução de problemas, o que releva ainda a relação entre tal forma de raciocínio e o conceito de similaridade em atribuição de significados no universo educacional matemático. Por fim, o presente trabalho teorizou o tema afetividade a partir de três constructos, a saber, crenças, atitudes e emoção, visando auxiliar ações que propiciem apreensão e compreensão dos objetos matemáticos.; This research discusses the role of analogical thinking and affectivity on attribution of meaning and understanding of concepts in the teaching/learning process of mathematics from the theoretical perspective. The use of analogy in education evinces structural relations between similar elements of different domains, enriching the understanding of concepts approached in such a situation. In this context...

Trends in Brazilian academic production in the History of Mathematics Education: directions from EBRAPEM

Magalhaes Gomes, Maria Laura; Brito, Arlete de Jesus
Fonte: Unesp-dept Mathematica Publicador: Unesp-dept Mathematica
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: 105-130
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The number of papers on History of Mathematics Education presented at EBRAPEM (Brazilian Meeting of Graduate Students in Mathematics Education) has increased significantly between 2003 and 2008. This article presents a study with the aim of identifying themes, periods in focus, and sources and theoretical and methodological references used by the authors of the papers on History of Mathematics Education published in the proceedings of VII, VIII, IX, X, XI and XII EBRAPEM. The study indicates that the approach of ongoing research in History of Mathematics Education in Brazil has been similar to the approach of research in History of Education in general. However, the institutional separation between these two areas of investigation is noted as a factor rendering communication between both groups of researchers difficult.

As práticas de formação no estágio curricular supervisionado na licenciatura em matemática : o que revelam as pesquisas acadêmicas brasileiras na década 2001-2010; The formative practices in the supervised curricular apprenticeship in mathematics education : what reveals brazilian academic research in the decade 2001-2010

Marisol Vieira Melo
Fonte: Biblioteca Digital da Unicamp Publicador: Biblioteca Digital da Unicamp
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 30/08/2013 Português
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Nosso estudo tem como objeto de análise as práticas formativas desenvolvidas no Estágio Curricular Supervisionado na Licenciatura em Matemática (ECSLM), identificadas nas dissertações e teses brasileiras defendidas no país entre os anos de 2001 e 2010. Optamos por uma investigação meta-analítica buscando responder à seguinte questão: Como o Estágio Curricular Supervisionado na Licenciatura em Matemática vem sendo concebido e descrito nas pesquisas brasileiras (2001-2010), que práticas formativas são desenvolvidas e investigadas, e, que relações e parcerias entre sujeitos e instituições são estabelecidas nesse processo? Para constituir o corpus de nossa investigação foram selecionadas 15 dissertações e teses da última década sobre ECSLM que atendiam os seguintes critérios: (i) Estágio Curricular Supervisionado realizado se, e somente se, na Licenciatura em Matemática; (ii) Estágio Curricular Supervisionado tido como um cenário/ambiente constituinte da formação do futuro professor de Matemática; (iii) Sujeitos deveriam estar cursando ou realizando Estágio Curricular Supervisionado durante a pesquisa; (iv) Pesquisas que desenvolvessem alguma prática de formação (e não apenas estudos sobre as práticas...

Effects of Finger Counting on Numerical Development – The Opposing Views of Neurocognition and Mathematics Education

Moeller, Korbinian; Martignon, Laura; Wessolowski, Silvia; Engel, Joachim; Nuerk, Hans-Christoph
Fonte: Frontiers Research Foundation Publicador: Frontiers Research Foundation
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em 29/11/2011 Português
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Children typically learn basic numerical and arithmetic principles using finger-based representations. However, whether or not reliance on finger-based representations is beneficial or detrimental is the subject of an ongoing debate between researchers in neurocognition and mathematics education. From the neurocognitive perspective, finger counting provides multisensory input, which conveys both cardinal and ordinal aspects of numbers. Recent data indicate that children with good finger-based numerical representations show better arithmetic skills and that training finger gnosis, or “finger sense,” enhances mathematical skills. Therefore neurocognitive researchers conclude that elaborate finger-based numerical representations are beneficial for later numerical development. However, research in mathematics education recommends fostering mentally based numerical representations so as to induce children to abandon finger counting. More precisely, mathematics education recommends first using finger counting, then concrete structured representations and, finally, mental representations of numbers to perform numerical operations. Taken together, these results reveal an important debate between neurocognitive and mathematics education research concerning the benefits and detriments of finger-based strategies for numerical development. In the present review...

An analysis of performance in mathematics for technology undergraduates and an investigation of teaching interventions for these students

Faulkner, Fiona
Fonte: University of Limerick Publicador: University of Limerick
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis; all_ul_research; ul_published_reviewed; ul_theses_dissertations
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peer-reviewed; Declining standards in students’ mathematical competency levels has become a major issue in mathematics education both nationally and internationally (Smith 2004; Kajander and Lovric 2005; Gill et al 2010). This decline in standards, which has commonly become known as the ‘Mathematics Problem’, refers to issues such as poor numeracy skills in beginning undergraduates, difficulties with basic arithmetic and algebraic manipulations and an inability to cope with mathematics which is presented in unfamiliar formats (Hourigan and O’Donoghue 2007). Economists and educationalists agree that competent citizens in the area of mathematics and science are necessary for a successful economy (OECD 2006; Breen et al 2009; IBEC 2010). The need to try and overcome, or at least alleviate somewhat, the ‘Mathematics Problem’ has therefore been a priority of many third level institutions worldwide (Croft 2000; Tonkes et al 2005; Symonds et al 2008). Third level institutions have introduced a variety of different mathematical support structures in an attempt to support their mathematically less prepared students. One popular example of this is the introduction of diagnostic testing which aims to establish where students’ difficulties may lie and to identify the students within a particular cohort who are most ‘at risk’ of failing university mathematics courses. The University of Limerick (UL) introduced diagnostic testing in 1997. The same diagnostic test is still distributed today and so a large dataset has been created which currently consists of data on almost 8...

Discourses of power in mathematics education research: Concepts and possibilities for action

Valero, Paola
Fonte: Grupo de Investigaci??n Did??ctica de la Matem??tica: Pensamiento Num??rico, (FQM-193), del Plan Andaluz de Investigaci??n, Desarrollo e Innovaci??n (PAIDI). Publicador: Grupo de Investigaci??n Did??ctica de la Matem??tica: Pensamiento Num??rico, (FQM-193), del Plan Andaluz de Investigaci??n, Desarrollo e Innovaci??n (PAIDI).
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
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Mathematics education is powerful. This is an assertion that appears often in mathematics education research papers. However, the meaning of the assertion is far from being clear. An analysis of different ways of talking about power in relation to mathematics education, in research literature, is put forward. Three main discourses are identified: Power as an intrinsic capacity, power as structural imbalance, and power as distributed positioning. Identifying these discourses allows clarifying the values associated to mathematics education and the pedagogical imaginaries that are possible to envision for mathematics teaching and learning.; La educaci??n matem??tica es poderosa. Esta afirmaci??n aparece con frecuencia en art??culos de investigaci??n; no obstante su significado no es siempre claro. Un an??lisis de las distintas maneras de hablar sobre el poder en relaci??n con la educaci??n matem??tica se ponen al descubierto en tres tipos de discursos: el poder como capacidad intr??nseca, el poder como desequilibrio estructural y el poder como posicionamiento distribuido. La identificaci??n de estos tres discursos permite elucidar los valores que se le atribuyen a la educaci??n matem??tica, y hacer evidente los imaginarios pedag??gicos posibles para pensar la ense??anza y el aprendizaje de las matem??ticas.

Meanings of the concept of finite limit of a function at a point: Background and Results

Fern??ndez-Plaza, Jos?? A.; Rico Romero, Luis; Ruiz-Hidalgo, Juan Francisco
Fonte: Middle East Technical University; European Research in Mathematics Education (ERME) Publicador: Middle East Technical University; European Research in Mathematics Education (ERME)
Tipo: Conferência ou Objeto de Conferência
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Eight Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education (CERME 8). Manavgat-Side, Antalya - Turkey, 6-10 February 2013.; In this paper we present a description of previous work carried out by the authors on the general issue of designing and implementing a didactical planning for Spanish students from non-compulsory secondary education, 16-17 years old. The current research has as its aim to describe the meanings that students associate to specific terms from the language, such as, ???to approach,??? ???to tend,??????to reach,??????to exceed,??? and ???to converge.??? Prior to the study, we reviewed the mathematical use of these terms and we contrast this with the colloquial use of the terms. From the semi- structured interviews used to gather information, we provide an analysis of the written data. It is important to highlight that students have contributed with a variety of meanings, in addition to those from the previous review.

An investigation into the nature of mathematics textbooks at junior cycle and their role in mathematics education

O'Keeffe, Lisa
Fonte: University of Limerick Publicador: University of Limerick
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis; all_ul_research; ul_published_reviewed; ul_theses_dissertations
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peer-reviewed; This research study is aimed at improving the quality of the mathematics textbooks available for junior cycle students. It is widely agreed that there is room for improvement with regard to the quality of mathematics at both junior and senior cycle level in Ireland. One such area which can be improved is the e ectiveness of the resources available in both junior and senior cycle mathematics classrooms. While the TIMSS report (Valverde et al., 2002) has explored textbooks on an international scale, minimal research (minor role in TIMSS Report) has been carried out on Irish mathematics textbooks. Considering the level of responsibility shouldered by mathematics textbooks, there is an obvious gap in mathematics education research. The aim of this study is to investigate the quality of the mathematics textbooks currently in use at junior secondary school level in Ireland. This is achieved by investigating, extending and applying suitable methodological tools for textbook analysis. Ultimately the aim of this research is to improve the quality of teaching and learning of mathematics at junior cycle level which should feed directly into improving the quality of mathematics at senior cycle. This will be achieved by rst measuring the quality of the current junior cycle mathematics textbooks and then highlighting the role of improved textbooks in students' conceptual under- standing. At present in Ireland...

Dynamics of change of mathematics education in Brazil and a scenario of current research

D'Ambrosio, Ubiratan; Borba, Marcelo C.
Fonte: Universidade Estadual Paulista Publicador: Universidade Estadual Paulista
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: 271-279
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Mathematics education in Brazil, if we consider what one may call the scientific phase, is about 30 years old. The papers for this special issue focus mainly on this period. During these years, many trends have emerged in mathematics education to address the complex problems facing Brazilian society. However, most Brazilian mathematics educators feel that the separation of research into trends is a theoretical idealization that does not respond to the dynamics of the problems we face. We raise the conjecture that the complexity of Brazilian society, where pockets of wealth coexist with the most shocking poverty, has contributed to the adoption and generation of different strands in mathematics education, crossing the boundaries between trends. At a more micro level, we also raise the conjecture that Brazilian trends in research are interwoven because of the way that Brazilian mathematics educators have experienced the process of globalization over these 30 years. This tapestry of trends is a predominant characteristic of mathematics education in Brazil. © FIZ Karlsruhe 2009.

The development of prospective elementary school teachers’ knowledge in geometric measurement.

Mestrinho, Nelson
Fonte: Karadeniz Technical University, Fatih Faculty of Education e European Society for Research in Mathematics Education Publicador: Karadeniz Technical University, Fatih Faculty of Education e European Society for Research in Mathematics Education
Tipo: Conferência ou Objeto de Conferência
Publicado em //2008 Português
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There is a large agreement, based on empiric evidence, around the idea that mathematics teaching should base on a deep knowledge of the content (not just the amount of knowledge but also in the way it is organized) and in a pedagogic knowledge of the content, understood as the way teacher transforms the mathematical knowledge so that this can be taught and understood by the students (e. g. Ball & Bass, 2003; Ball, Lubienski & Mewborn, 2001; Hill, Rowan & Ball, 2005; Jaworski & Gellert, 2003; Kahan, Cooper & Bethea, 2003; Ponte & Chapman, 2006; Shulman, 1986). This fact has great implications in teachers' education, especially in elementary school teachers, for which mathematics is a general requirement rather than a specialized subject (Adler et al., 2005). In spite of the expectation that these professionals will be able to provide quality instruction to their pupils, most of them have poor prerequisites and low expectations towards mathematics.

Deaf students and problem solving in mathematics

Maltzan, Heather
Fonte: Rochester Instituto de Tecnologia Publicador: Rochester Instituto de Tecnologia
Tipo: Masters Project Formato: 12031135 bytes; application/pdf
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Currently, there exists a gap between findings in the research in mathematics education of deaf students and subsequent changes in educational settings for deaf students. Problem solving skills has become an area of particular concern. Deaf students' performance on problem solving tasks and word problems falls below that of their hearing counterparts. The research into the causes is organized into four broad categories: language and communication, semantic and conceptual understanding or cognition, the effects of educational environment or experience, and testing of proposed strategies. The implications of these research including reading, vocabulary, conceptual understanding, teacher preparation, incorporation of the Standards, technology, problem-solving skills strategies, and cognitive education are discussed as are recommendations for future research. The creation of an on-line resource to provide teachers with easy and fast access to research findings in the field of problem solving for deaf students as well as concrete ways to incorporate these findings in their instructional methods is suggested.

Research in mathematical modeling in mathematics education: about continued formation activities in theses and dissertations; A pesquisa em Modelagem Matemática na Educação Matemática: sobre as atividades de formação continuada em teses e dissertações

Tambarussi, Carla Melli; Klüber, Tiago Emanuel
Fonte: MTM/PPGECT/CFM/UFSC Publicador: MTM/PPGECT/CFM/UFSC
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion; Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 29/07/2014 Português
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http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1981-1322.2014v9nespp38One of the outcomes of our master, and that also placed in the context of a research project, is the teachers continued formation. In this sense, conducted by the question: What is shows the teachers continued formation activities in research of dissertations and theses Modeling in Mathematics Education?, in this study we aproach to the dissertations and theses that in this scope addressed the continued formation activities. At first, we perfom a search of these researches, which resulted in 8 dissertations and 1 thesis. In the second moment , they were analyzed and categorized according to their own information . We develop the research from the phenomenological perspective and use the software Atlas. T.i. in the analysis and categorization of the data process. During the research, we perform interpretations of the data analyzed that allow us to state that the activities of continued formation in Modeling has as main feature the " do modeling ", and in many cases do not address broader aspects of teacher education and the own Modeling.; http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1981-1322.2014v9nespp38Um dos desdobramentos da nossa investigação de mestrado, e que também está inserido no contexto de um projeto de pesquisa3...

Objetivos e resultados da pesquisa em Modelagem Matemática na Educação Matemática brasileira: o caso de uma categoria; Objectives and results of research in Mathematical Modeling in Brazilian Mathematics Education: the case of a category

Burak, Dionísio; Universidade Estadual do Centro-Oeste; Brandt, Celia Finck; UEPG; Silva, Vantielen da Silva; UNICENTRO
Fonte: MTM/PPGECT/CFM/UFSC Publicador: MTM/PPGECT/CFM/UFSC
Tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article; info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion; Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 29/07/2014 Português
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http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1981-1322.2014v9nespp21Neste artigo apresentamos considerações em relação aos dados que envolvem a categoria: Objetivos que buscam relacionar a Modelagem Matemática com outras teorias, tendências ou tecnologias e seus respectivos resultados revelados nos trabalhos apresentados e constantes nos anais da VI Conferência Nacional de Modelagem em Educação Matemática - VICNMEM. A questão de fundo é: Como se apresentam os objetivos e os resultados dos trabalhos publicados no âmbito da VI CNMEM? A natureza da investigação é predominantemente qualitativa e a análise dos dados se pautou nas orientações de Bardin (2009) para a análise de conteúdo. Foram analisados quinze (15) trabalhos submetidos ao evento, com o auxílio do software Atlas t.i. Alguns resultados mostram o avanço na busca de associar a Modelagem com outras tendências da Educação Matemática, mas também ainda uma pequena contribuição em relação à consolidação do campo da Modelagem na Educação Matemática.; http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/1981-1322.2014v9nespp21This article presents considerations regarding the data involving the category: Objectives that seek association of Modeling Mathematics with other theories, trends or technologies and their results presented and disclosed in constant work in the annals of the Sixth National Conference on Mathematical Modeling in Education - VICNMEM . The question to be answered is: How if show the objectives and results of published works within the VI CNMEM? The nature of research is predominantly qualitative and data analysis was based under the guidelines of Bardin (2009) for content analysis. Were analised 15 papers submitted to the event...

On empirical research in the field of using history in mathematics education

Jankvist,Uffe Thomas
Fonte: Comité Latinoamericano de Matemática Educativa Publicador: Comité Latinoamericano de Matemática Educativa
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/03/2009 Português
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This paper addresses the question of empirical research in the field of using history in Mathematics Education. More precisely, it focuses on what role empirical research may serve in the discussion of why to use history in mathematics education and how to do it. This is exemplified mainly by referring to two empirical research studies on the use of history in the Danish upper secondary mathematics program. Also it is illustrated how both the research design and research methodology of these two studies were dependant on the initial purpose of using history being concerned with history as a goal rather than history as a tool. Finally, perspectives are drawn on the possible benefits of increasing the amount of empirical research being done within the field of using history in mathematics education.

South African research in mathematical cognition and language in childhood: Towards an expanded theoretical framework

Henning,Elizabeth
Fonte: South African Journal of Childhood Education Publicador: South African Journal of Childhood Education
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/01/2013 Português
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The article proposes that cognitive developmental psychology and cognitive neuroscience theory need to feature more prominently in the theoretical frameworks for South African research on language in mathematics learning in the early years of school. I argue that, considering the state of mathematics learning in the foundation phase and the conundrum around the language of learning and teaching debate in the country, we need more integrated theoretical work for equally integrated analyses of learners and learning, moving beyond the practice of drawing from mostly single theories, such as bilingual education theory, or sociocultural theory. The article explains the reasoning behind the proposition for an expansion of the theoretical work in this field, claiming that policy decisions about language of learning and teaching depend on empirical research that includes theories from the cognitive sciences as framework.

Integrating HIV & AIDS education in pre-service mathematics education for social justice

Laren,Linda van
Fonte: South African Journal of Education Publicador: South African Journal of Education
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/01/2011 Português
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Since 1999, many South African education policy documents have mandated integration of HIV & AIDS education in learning areas/disciplines. Policy document research has shown that although South African politicians and managers have produced volumes of eloquent and compelling legislation regarding provision for HIV & AIDS education, little of this is translated into action. The impact of HIV & AIDS permeates the social, economic and political arenas in South Africa. Integration of HIV & AIDS education across disciplines can serve as a strategy to further the ideals of social justice. This paper focuses on how integration in the teaching and learning of Mathematics Education provides opportunities to take action for social justice. The inquiry explores the following question: How can the myth that there is 'nothing we can do' about HIV & AIDS, which is linked to social justice issues, be addressed through integration of HIV & AIDS education in Mathematics pre-service teacher education? Drawing on self-study, the work of a Mathematics teacher educator who worked with pre-service teachers to integrate HIV & AIDS education at a higher education institution is described. By considering integration of HIV & AIDS education in Mathematics Education and taking action it is possible to develop strategies which directly relate to social justice.