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TITLE OF THE INTERVENTION TOOL

Supporting Memory in Remembering Rules of Signs in Multiplication Integer Numbers

ADDRESS TO

Class

COGNITIVE AREA AND MATHEMATICAL DOMAIN ADDRESSED

Memory/Arithmetic

UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING PRINCIPLES

- Engagement/Self-regulation
- Representation/Perception
- Representation/Language and symbols
- Action and expression/Physical action
- Action and expression/Expression and communication
- Action and expression/Executive functions

FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES

- Clarifying learning intentions and criteria for success

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

Computers, software AlNuSet.

ESTIMATED TIME

30 min

DESCRIPTION

The educational activity is designed for the class and can be realized in a computer lab through the software AlNuSet.

EDUCATIONAL AIM

The intervention tool is aimed at visualizing the multiplication operation between relative numbers, through a geometrical dynamic model available on AlNuSet. It promotes an understanding of the rules of the sign.

REFERENCES

[1] http://www.alnuset.com/en/alnuset
[2] http://udlguidelines.cast.org/
[3] Karagiannakis, G. N., Baccaglini-Frank, A. E., & Roussos, P. (2016). Detecting strengths and weaknesses in learning mathematics through a model classifying mathematical skills. Australian J. of Learning Difficulties, 21(2), 115–141. https://doi.org/10.1080/19404158.2017.1289963
[4] Robotti E., Baccaglini-Frank A., (2017). Using digital environments to address students’ mathematical learning difficulties. In Innovation & Technology. Series Mathematics Education in the Digital Era, A. Monotone, F. Ferrara (eds), Springer Publisher.

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