Department of Mathematics
The field of Didactics of Mathematics of the USC has the following main objectives: the training of teachers, the assesment of the knowledge in different educational levels; and the desing, implementation and analysis of good teaching practices. The research´s lines in this area focus on the following lines:
- Two traditional lines:
A: Knowledge and profesional development of the teachers in Mathematics.
B: Display and spatial reasoning.
- Three emerging lines:
C. Modeling and mathematical competence in STEAM areas (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics).
D. Good mathematical practices on the child education.
E. Mathematical stimulus for an inclusive education.
The members of the area work actively in networks as the SEIEM (Sociedad Española de Investigación en Educación Matemárica), and professional associations as AGAPEMA (Asociación Galega de Profesorado de Educación Matemática) or ENCIGA (Ensinantes de Ciencias de Galicia). The area is part of an innovative teaching group in the USC named “Tesela de innovación en Educación Matemática” (GIDEM-TESELA). Some of the teachers in the area belong to the ESTALMAT-Galicia, a Project which promotes the Stimulus to the mathematical talent. Recently, the group has started to collaborate with the association IGAXES3 (Instituto Galego de Xestión para o Terceiro Sector), which works on the field of teaching and learning Mathematics with students in risk of exclusion.