Spontaneous algorithms in multicultural classes

Giovanni Giuseppe Nicosia
Nucleo di Ricerca in Didattica della matematica – Bologna, Italia

 Download the article (in Italian)    DOI: 10.33683/ddm.18.4.6

Abstract / This is the report of an attempt to understand spontaneous proposals for arithmetic algorithms coming from students with Italian and non Italian family background in Italian school. These algorithms are then used in an ethnomathematical activity aimed at constructing a cross-cultural mathematic knowledge available to everybody. Brousseau’s didactic contract is found to be an useful framework.

Keywords: algorithms; multicultural class; family background; ethnomathematics; didactic contract.

Published in DdM 2018(4)


Cite as: Nicosia, G. G. (2018). Algoritmi spontanei in classi multiculturali. Didattica della matematica. Dalla ricerca alle pratiche d’aula, 4, 100-115. DOI: 10.33683/ddm.18.4.6