2023-2024 / PEDA4048-1

Teaching and learning of mathematics in basic and low secondary education, part 2


25h Th, 20h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in education (120 ECTS)5 crédits 


Isabelle Demonty, Annick Fagnant


Annick Fagnant

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

In part 2, an entry by "content" is preferred, with a willingness to develop continuity in learning mathematics from kindergarten to the beginning of secondary school.

Several themes are developed including the first numerical learnings, the articulation between arithmetic and algebra and in the continuity from kindergarten to lower secondary school level, the proportional reasoning, fractions and geometry.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Students will  understand the underlying theoretical foundations of the different themes and better understand  some aspects of the cognitive development of pupils towards mathematics learning to
- identify issues related to the learning of basic mathematical concepts
- (better) interpret errors, difficulties and informal strategies of students
- take a critical look at different teaching and learning activities;
- develop didactical designs for the development of specific knowledge and skills;
- assess learning achieved by students in various didactical designs.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The methodology will consist of alternating theoretical presentations, analyses of student productions and analyses of teaching / learning activities.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Recommended or required readings

The ppt (and associated notes taking) form the basis of the course. Ppt will be available on eCampus.
A reading file will alos be available for some chapters.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire, open-ended questions )

Written work / report

Additional information:

The report about the practical work (PW) will be account for 20% of the overall score. If this report is missing, the mark for this course will be "0".

Furthermore, any serious deficiency (score < 8) in one of the two parts of the assessment (exam or PW) leads to a serious failure for the entire course.


Work placement(s)


Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

No major organizational changes, but slides and course notes may undergo various modifications and updates.

The theme and instructions for the practical work could be different from last years.


Annick Fagnant - afagnant@uliege.be
Isabelle Demonty - isabelle.demonty@uliege.be
Yannick Lonhay - ylonhay@uliege.be

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