TEACHING METHODOLOGY IN MATHEMATICS
face to face & e-learning
The teaching methodology of Mathematics and Exact Sciences has been a field of consideration for the educational community over the past decades. The technological advancement in human everyday life, however non-aligned with school, students and teachers’ needs as well as the fast pace of contemporary living have sparked researchers’ interest in approaching the teaching methodology of Mathematics as a new scientific field. In this respect, teachers, students, the school community and learning content are perceived as independent variables that should be studied separately at a first level in order to find proper ways of development.
At a second level, interest is placed in how these variables affect one another and how the gap of these relations can be bridged toward their smooth co-existence. Furthermore, answers can be given to crucial research questions about why mathematics is necessary in the way it is introduced in schools or how to approach students so that they do not fear Mathematics and Exact Sciences any more. In this sense, students will be able to utilize this knowledge, while new forms of instruction should be developed so that teachers’ work becomes easier.
An important factor pertaining to the teaching methodology of Mathematics is to provide opportunities for teachers through appropriate training. This way, they will be able to test their potential in activities, software, interventions and practice with students of all ages.
All the above shape the aspects of teaching methodology. Yet, new and more complex questions arise along with the demand for suitable teaching models.