Starting from the assumption that problem-based learning is an instructional approach suitable for transmitting a real understanding of mathematics, we have to regret that such a methodology is not common in real teaching practice at school, as teachers usually rely on self perpetuating "traditional" methods. We would like to describe experiences conducted by the Center "matematita" (Interuniversity Research Center for the Communication and Informal Learning of Mathematics) in order to support teachers in adopting a problem-based learning approach. These actions include: - training courses for pre-service and in-service teachers; - organizing problem-based mathematical laboratories in school (both in primary school and at a higher level); - designing interactive exhibitions; - organizing web-based mathematical game contests; - publishing books and magazines. It is our believe that the role of University Research is crucial in carrying on synergical actions both on the teachers and on the pupils in order to improve the effectiveness of the teaching of mathematics.

Cazzola, M. (2008). Problem-Based Learning and Mathematics: Possible Synergical Actions. In ICERI 2008 Proceeding. Valencia : IATED.

Problem-Based Learning and Mathematics: Possible Synergical Actions

CAZZOLA, MARINA
2008

Abstract

Starting from the assumption that problem-based learning is an instructional approach suitable for transmitting a real understanding of mathematics, we have to regret that such a methodology is not common in real teaching practice at school, as teachers usually rely on self perpetuating "traditional" methods. We would like to describe experiences conducted by the Center "matematita" (Interuniversity Research Center for the Communication and Informal Learning of Mathematics) in order to support teachers in adopting a problem-based learning approach. These actions include: - training courses for pre-service and in-service teachers; - organizing problem-based mathematical laboratories in school (both in primary school and at a higher level); - designing interactive exhibitions; - organizing web-based mathematical game contests; - publishing books and magazines. It is our believe that the role of University Research is crucial in carrying on synergical actions both on the teachers and on the pupils in order to improve the effectiveness of the teaching of mathematics.
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Problem-based learning, mathematics education, communication of mathematics
English
ICERI 2008: International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
978-84-612-5091-2
Cazzola, M. (2008). Problem-Based Learning and Mathematics: Possible Synergical Actions. In ICERI 2008 Proceeding. Valencia : IATED.
Cazzola, M
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