Contributed paper list

   (Tuesday 15th, 10:55-12:25)   In session C6D

Communication and collaboration in support of a significant mathematical learning


Joyce Furlan, Lia Marques Marocci


Joyce Furlan (Brazil)


Recurrently we observe that the practice of teaching probability prioritizes the use of rules and formulas. In other words, teachers develop the concept of probability by repetitive exercises, reproducibility, like a mechanical process. In this way the teacher is an enunciator while the students become listeners, reproducing the information. However, we believe in a more collaborative and communicative process to teach the topic. This article is a result of two research projects. Although they had different purposes, themes and subjects, they were developed concomitantly, using the same tools and with mutual cooperation between the two researchers. In this paper we discuss the process of developing problem solving ability in the students, where they act as the protagonists of their own process of conceptual development, and how cooperation between teacher and researcher can help in this process.