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Computer-Based Mathematics Education and the Use of MatCos Software in Primary and Secondary Schools

Computer-Based Mathematics Education and the Use of MatCos Software in Primary and Secondary Schools
Author(s)/Editor(s): Francesco Aldo Costabile (University of Calabria, Italy), Mariavittoria Altomare (Instituto Comprensivo Borticello (CZ) Ilaria Alpi, Italy) and Gianluca Tricoli (University of Calabria, Italy)
Copyright: ©2021
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-5718-1
ISBN13: 9781799857181
ISBN10: 1799857182
EISBN13: 9781799857204

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Description

The theme of inserting new digital technologies into the teaching and learning of mathematics from primary and secondary schools has provoked a wide and interesting debate. One such debate is the reformation of the foundations of mathematics to include computation (what and how to calculate) among the traditional themes (Arithmetic, Geometry, etc.) of mathematics. Thus, the authors propose the MatCos Project as a new approach for solving this issue.

Computer-Based Mathematics Education and the Use of MatCos Software in Primary and Secondary Schools is a critical reference source that proposes a new pedagogical-learning paradigm that guides students in the formation of an active, logical-sequential, intuitive, and creative thinking that directs them towards problem-solving and starts students with computational thinking and programming in a natural way. The content of the book is divided into two parts, with the first exploring theoretical and pedagogical notes on mathematics and the second examining the MatCos programming environment and its systematic inclusion in teaching practice. Highlighting themes that include computer-assisted instruction, teaching-learning sequences, and programming, this book is ideal for in-service teachers, mathematics instructors, academicians, researchers, and students.



Author's/Editor's Biography

Francesco Costabile

Francesco Aldo Costabile is an ex full professor in various Italian universities; at the University of Calabria he has held various academic positions, including Director of the Department of Mathematics, Dean of the Faculty of Sciences mfn, Director of the School of Teacher Training of the Secondary School, Director of the Interdepartmental Center for Didactic Research, most recently Dean of University ; author of numerous scientific publications and monographs, he conceived and implemented the MatCos Project, proposing to the Publisher the plan and contents of this book, composing the manuscript.



Mariavittoria Altomare

Mariavittoria Altomare is a young tenured teacher in the secondary school, she read and composed the manuscript in word, mainly discussing the didactic aspects, author of some scientific publication.



Gianluca Tricoli

Gianluca Tricoli is an IT technician at the University of Calabria, he has implemented Matcos software and DAF, author of scientific publications in teaching, in the past he was a program analyst and project manager for large software projects in the public administration.



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