Didactics of mathematics in primary and pre-school education

Course Code: PIPP2404 • Study year: II • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Education Sciences • Field of study: Pedagogy of primary and preschool education
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Valer Daniel Breaz
Seminar tutor: Ioan Lucian Popa
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class / Seminary
Number of teaching hours per semester: 42
Number of teaching hours per week: 3
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 4

Course aims:

Formation and capacity to communicate using mathematical language.
Development of interest and motivation for the study and application of mathematics in various contexts.
Passing from the image of the educator transmitter information from the organizer of various learning activities for all children, depending on their own level and pace of development of each.

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. Methods for solving problems. 2. Ways to activization of students in mathematics lesson 3. The role of education in mathematics lesson. 4. Assessment in math lessons 5. Place and role play in teaching math lesson. 6. Main objectives of teaching mathematics in primary schools. 7. Training the students' concept of natural number 8. The methodology of teaching and learning operations in N 9. The methodology of Teaching fractions and operations with fractions 10. The methodology of Teaching of units 11. The methodology of teaching and learning geometry elements.

Teaching methods:

Lecture, discussion, exemplification.

Learning outcomes:

After following these course students will be able to: -to use the correct terminology in various contexts and mathematics; -To identify methods for solving exercises and problems that arise in mathematics; -to succeed application in different contexts of teaching methods;

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Final evaluation – 50%; Seminar activities – 50%.

Recommended reading:

Marc Hindry, Arithmetics, Springer, 2011,
Pamela Cowan, Teaching mathematics: a handbook for primary and secondary school teachers, Routledge, 2006,
Richard R Skemp, Mathematics in the Primary School (Subjects in the Primary School Series), Routledge, 1992,