NNDK15003U Project on Didactics of Mathematics
MSc Programme in Mathematics
This unit is a project outside course scope, specially designed for students in the NORDIMA programme. The purpose is for the student to gain insight into empirical methods related to the theories learned in the course “Advanced didactics of mathematics” (DidMatV) through an empirical project on an individually chosen mathematical topic, based on one of the following research frameworks:
- The theory of didactical situations in mathematics
- The anthropological theory of the didactic
- Semiotic registers in mathematics
- Instrumental and documentational genesis
Learning Outcome. The student is able to design and carry out a small empirical investigation of mathematics teaching and learning related to the self-chosen topic.
Knowledge. The student becomes familiar with a collection of research literature related to the self-chosen topic, and with empirical methods related to investigations of this topic, for instance through observation of teaching on this topic or diagnostic tests of student knowledge on the topic.
Skills. The student acquire basic data collection skills as well as skills related to formulating and carrying out a small-size empirical investigation of teaching and/or learning of a specific topic in mathematics. Moreover, the student acquire deeper skills of literature search and report writing in didactics of mathematics.
Competences. At the end of the course, the student should be able to
Literature: identified by the student, with support from the supervisior; typically papers from major reseach journals.
Completed the first semester of the MSc-programme in mathematics, as described in the option “Nordic Double Degree in Didactics of Mathematics (1st year at UCPH) “.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Written assignmentWritten assignment throughout the course.
The final exam constists of an individual written final paper of 20 pages in the CERME template ( http://files.cerme9.org/200000060-dafa9dbf3b/CERME9_template.doc).
- Exam registration requirements
Project contract signed by the student and the supervisor.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
One internal examiner
Re-examination follow the same rules as the ordinary exam.
The exam registration requirements must be met two weeks prior to re-exam.
Criteria for exam assesment
The grade is given for the extent to which the student in his final paper has demonstrated to have achieved the course aims (cf. above).
- Project work