Research in Mathematical Education


This course is part of the educational background of general scope necessary for future teachers and aims to develop research skills in education and in their area of ​​teaching and provide moments of preparation, implementation and reflection on teaching practice in the induction of the internship work . In this direction will be presented and discussed different research methodologies, focusing particularly those that have application in teaching practice.
Particular emphasis on action research as a methodology that allows prospective teachers to investigate on their own practice is chosen. In this context it is intended to structure a first approach of research work.
Supervised Pedagogical Practice will pair with the work on this discipline, encompassing moments of preparation, implementation and evaluation of this practice.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

António Manuel Dias Domingos, Helena Cristina Oitavem Fonseca da Rocha


Weekly - 3

Total - 39

Teaching language





Bogdan, R., & Biklen, S. (1994). Investigação Qualitativa em Educação. Porto: Porto Editora.

Matos, J. M., & Serrazina, M. L. (1996). Didáctica da Matemática. Lisboa: Universidade Aberta.

Ponte, J. P., Costa, F., Lopes, H., Moreirinha, O., & Salgado, D. (1997). Histórias da aula de matemática. Lisboa: APM.

Silva, A. S., & Pinto, J. M. (1986). Metodologia das Ciências Sociais. Porto: Edições Afrontamento.

Programs for Elementary and Secondary Education, school textbooks in force, Booklets and other educational materials.

Teaching method

The teaching process will be based on readings and discussions of texts focused on research methodologies in Mathematics Education, as well as the analysis of some research studies in the field.

Evaluation method

The assessment will be based on the development of a research project on the filed of Mathematics Education, based on the research methodologies and their associated instruments.

Subject matter

Ways of intervention: the environment, at school, in the direction of class, in group (the class), in class.
Qualitative research applied to education
- Pedagogical use of qualitative research
- Research-Action
Development of the research plan
- Fieldwork
- Writing research work.


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