Didactics of mathematics

Course Code :6236OIWWIA
Study domain:Instructional and educational
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:36
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Ellen Vandervieren
Gilberte Verbeeck
Filip Moons

3. Course contents *

The first part of the course is centered around basic skills regarding the preparation of mathematics lessons: the official mathematics curricula in Flanders, making a lesson plan, making and correcting a test, planning a sequence of lessons, writing texts for pupils, making electronic presentations, ... Moreover, in these lessons attention is paid to different opinions regarding mathematics education. The second part of the course deals with a number of themes, selected from the following list:

  • The normal distribution
  • A new approach to statistics: a videotaped lesson of statistics, the use of simulation in statistics, ...
  • Descriptive statistics in grade 9-10
  • A computer program for dynamic geometry: Geogebra
  • Mathematics education taking into account language problems
  • Spatial geometry in grades 9-12
  • applications of mathematics and mathematical modelling
  • national and international tests dealing with mathematics education: PISA, TIMSS, ...
  • New Math versus Realistic Mathematics Education
  • Problem solving skills and research skills in mathematics
  • Learning disabilities and mathematics education / High ability and mathematics education
  • Learning algebra: the transition from arithmetic to algebra, symbol sense and basic skills