Matemática, Sociedade e Cultura

Teacher Responsible:
2º Ano | 2º Semestre
Learning objectives
Recognise Mathematics in cultural and/or social contexts Explore daily life situations in order to enhance the understanding of reality and of its natural, social and cultural phenomena Consider mathematical knowledge in a global and multicultural society Integrate relevant mathematical knowledge in the analysis and interpretation of societies Promote a democratic, compassionate and critical spirit in future educators/teachers

Syllabus
1. Mathematics as a socially mediated construction 2. Concepts, procedures and applications of Mathematics 2.1. in description and analysis of the natural world. 2.2. in the analysis and interpretation of society 2.3. on cultural production and intervention 3. The ideas of Mathematics and Mathematics in ideas

Teaching methodologies (including evalution)

Resources and strategies in place: exposure, debate, document analysis, individual work, group work Evaluation and wheigting: critical review (30%)+research work (70%) From a theme selected by them students are invited to write a critical review. Research work has the purpose of estblishing the articulation of mathematical ideas with social and cultural fullfilments in an effective way.

Essential Bibliography (including ISBN)

BARTHELEMY, G. (2003). 2500 Anos de Matemáticas - a evolução das ideias. Lisboa: Instituto Piaget. ISBN 972-771-683-0 CERASOLI, A. (2008). O Sr. Quadrado a passear no maravilhoso mundo da Geometria. Porto: AMBAR. ISBN 978-972-43-1281-1 CERASOLI, A. (2006). O 10 Magnifico. Porto: AMBAR. ISBN 972-43-1126-0 GUILLEN, M. (1998). Pontes para o infinito - o lado humano das matemáticas. Lisboa: Gradiva. ISBN 972-662-099-6 POTTER, L. (2006). Mathematics minus Fear. London: Marion Boyars Publishers. ISBN 9780-7145-3115-1 TAHAN, M (2001). O Homem que sabia contar. Lisboa: Presença. ISBN