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Alves, Francisco Regis Vieira; Barros, Francisco Evamar – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2019
The study and interest of figurate numbers can be observed even in ancient Greece. On the other hand, it becomes very important the historical understanding about an evolutionary process and the particular generalization of such 2D, 3D and m-D figurate numbers and they remain the interest of current scientific investigations. On the other hand, in…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Visualization, Educational Technology, Computer Software
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Alves, Francisco Regis Vieira; Dias, Marlene Alves – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2018
In the training of mathematics teachers in Brazil we can not disregard the historical and epistemological component aiming the transmission of mathematics through a real understanding of the nature of classic concepts and foundamental definitions to Mathematics, whether in the school context or in the academic context. In this sense, the present…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Instruction, Epistemology, Teacher Education
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Alves, Francisco Regis Vieira – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2018
In Brazil we have identified a predilection of the authors of Mathematical History books for the discussion of the fundamentals of Differential and Integral Calculus. On the other hand, when we consider the teaching of Mathematics in the school context, it is essential to know the teaching of the historical and dynamic evolution of the concepts,…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Textbooks, History, Mathematical Concepts
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de Oliveira Júnior, Ailton Paulo; Zamora, Pedro Rosental; de Oliveira, Lucas Azevedo; de Souza, Thiago Costa – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2018
A simple analysis of the learners' academic status at different levels of education shows that these learners have poor performance in probability and statistics subject and they have negative attitude to this subject. Therefore, the aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between the attitude and academic achievement of 134 students…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Probability, Statistics, Academic Achievement
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Alves, Francisco Regis Vieira – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2018
The Professional Didactics (PD) and Didactics of Sciences (DC) have roots traditionally originated in France. While (PD) is interested in the process of adult learning, occurring in their work places, the (DC) shows greater attention to the field of action of teaching and learning of specific subjects and therefore in the action of the teacher in…
Descriptors: Science Teachers, Science Education, Computer Software, Mathematics Instruction
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Abar, Celina A. A. P.; Barbosa, Lisbete Madsen – Acta Didactica Napocensia, 2011
A major challenge faced by teachers nowadays relates to the usage of proper educational technology to achieve a true and meaningful learning experience involving time for reflection. Teachers constantly seek new ways to improve instruction, but in virtual learning environments they often find themselves in a new role, interacting in a dynamic…
Descriptors: Algebra, Virtual Classrooms, Online Courses, Inservice Teacher Education