Daniela Ferrarello

Associate Professor of Mathematics education and history of mathematics [MAT/04]
Office: Via Santa Sofia, 100 - II piano - Stanza 10
Email: daniela.ferrarello@unict.it
Office Hours: Monday from 09:30 to 10:30 | Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 Virtual office on M Teams, code jj2peec. Please send me an e-mail for an appointment



  • Associate Professor in Mathematics’ Education (MAT/04) (from 02/03/2020)
  • As a researcher, she works on the field of Mathematics’ Education and Fundaments of geometry, inside the Team of Research and didactic experimentation of DMI (from 2008)
  • She is responsible for the "Vietato non toccare" (“Do not touch”) project, funded by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research with the Italian Teacher Prize. (From 2017)
  • Tutor for “Polo della Didattica-Accademia dei Lincei”, Mathematics sect., Catania.
  • She is an AIRDM member.
  • She taught mathematics in high-school for Food&Wine, for inmates students. (From 2015/2016 to 2019/2020)
  • Member of SGM (Serious Games for Math) Team. The project, funded by FIR 2014-2016 of University of Catania, aims to create and experiment “serious games” to learn basic mathematical topics. (In 2017)
  • Member of the European project “Ma t'SMc - Materials for Teaching Together: Science and Mathematics teachers collaborating for better results/Ma t'SMc” Reference number: 539242-LLP-l -201 3-AT-COMENIUS-CMP. Partner: University of  Wien (AT), University of Sunderland (UK), University of Nitra (SK), G.R.I.M.-University of Palermo, University of Olomouc (CZ), University of Vilnius (LT), University of Cyprus (CY). (From 01/10/2013 to 30/09/2016)
  • External member of the Reasearch Group for “T.E.M.A.” project (Educational Technologies and MAtematics: integrating systems for an inclusive education in school), funded by FIR 2014-2016 of University of Catania (In 2016)
  • Research fellow in Algebra (MAT 02). Research on “Binomial and monomial ideals and graph theory” at DMI, University of Catania. (In 2006)
  • Visiting scholar at Stockholm University (Sweden), reasearch activity with prof. Ralf Fröberg (From 01/03/2004 to 31/07/2004)
  • Ph.D. in “Computational Sciences” at University of Naples “Federico II”. Ph.D. thesis: “Ideals and Graphs”. (From 2001/2002 to 2003/2004)

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ACADEMIC YEAR 2019/2020


ACADEMIC YEAR 2018/2019

  • DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCES
    Master's Degree in Mathematics - 2 Year
    Math Education


ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018

  • DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCES
    Master's Degree in Mathematics - 2 Year
    Math Education


ACADEMIC YEAR 2016/2017

  • DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCES
    Master's Degree in Mathematics - 2 Year
    Math Education


ACADEMIC YEAR 2015/2016

  • DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCES
    Master's Degree in Mathematics - 2 Year
    Math Education

Main themes in the research activity of Daniela Ferrarello are

  • problems in teaching/learning Mathematics with technologies;
  • Euclidean Geometry with the use of geometric transformations;
  • Introduction of Serious Games in teaching/learning of Mathematics;
  • Cultural and social function of Mathematics;
  • Role of body and movement in teaching/learning of Mathematics from primary school to high-school.

THIRD MISSION ACTIVITIES (UNIVERSITY FOR SOCIETY)

  • Design and coordination of “Polo della Didattica – Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei” for the project “I Lincei per una nuova didattica nella scuola”, section of Catania-Messina:
    • A.A. 2013/2014: Tutor for modules “Aritmetica modulare” and “Euclide al computer”
    • A.A. 2014/2015: Tutor for module “Trasformazioni geometriche”
    • A.A. 2015/2016: Tutor of the course “Il laboratorio in laboratorio”
    • A.A. 2017/2018: Coordinator of the course “Insegnamento/apprendimento della matematica in laboratorio con Geogebra”
    • A.A. 2018/2019: Responsable of the course “Laboratorio di matematica con tecnologie: Corso base di Geogebra” together with Professor Maria Flavia Mammana;

 

Tutor and teacher of “Piano Nazionale Lauree Scientifiche” project at University of Catania

  • A.A. 2010/2011: tutor for the project “Baricentri di poligoni e poliedri”, math lab for excellent high-school students
  • A.A. 2011/2012: tutor for the project “Euclide al Computer”, math lab for high-school teachers and students
  • A.A. 2012/2013: tutor for the project “Luoghi geometrici”, math lab for high-school teachers and students.
  • A.A. 2013/2014: tutor for the project “Analogie tra quadrilateri e tetraedri”, math lab for high-school teachers and students.
  • A.A. 2014/2015: tutor for the project “Magie dei baricentri”, math lab for high-school teachers and students.
  • A.A. 2015/2016: teacher of the lab “Giochi, tecnologia, applicazioni nel mondo dei grafi” math lab for high-school students.
  • From 2016 to 2019 Member of scientific and organizing commettee of the national congress “GIMat - Giornate di studio dell'Insegnante di Matematica”.

 

  • Courses for in-service teachers as an expert, in schools, from primary to high-school:
  • A.S. 2007/2008: Teacher of “Aritmetica Modulare e Crittografia” and “Teoria dei grafi” at  “Gen. Cascino” high-school, Piazza Armerina (EN);
  • A.S. 2009/2010: teacher of “La logica e l’insegnamento della geometria” at “Guglielmo Marconi” high-school, Catania;
  • A.S. 2013/2014:

- teachers of a course on mathematics’ education with the use of technology at “Luigi Sturzo” middle school, Biancavilla (CT);

- teacher of the course “METMAT_DOC”, module on History of mathematics, at “Pietro Farinato” high-school, Enna;

  • A.S.  2015/2016: teacher of the course “Giocare con i grafi” for primary and middle school teachers, at I.C. “G.A. Costanzo” school of Siracusa.
  • Courses for students as an expert, in primary, middlle and high-schools:
  • A.S. 2007/2008: teacher for the P.O.N. european projects “Matstud1” and “Matstud2” training students of liceo Scientifico “Pietro Farinato”, Enna for math race games;
  • A.S. 2008/2009: teacher for the P.O.N. european project “Olimat 08_09” training students of liceo Scientifico “Pietro Farinato”, Enna for math race games;
  • A.S. 2010/2011: teacher for the P.O.N. european project “Olimat_10/11” training students of liceo Scientifico “Pietro Farinato”, Enna for math race games;

 

  • A.S. 2012/2013:

- teacher of “Scoprire la Matematica con i Grafi” for primary students, at “Mario Rapisardi” primary school, Catania;

- teacher of Arithmetics, Probability and Logic, training students of liceo Scientifico “Pietro Farinato”, Enna for math race games;

  • A.S. 2013/2014:

- teacher on math machines and training for high-school students, aiming to study sciences at university, for the course “Orientarsi per scegliere 1”, at liceo Scientifico “Alessandro Volta” of Caltanissetta;

- teacher of the course “Matematica … mente” for children at “Carlo Alberto Dalla Chiesa” primary school, San Giovanni la Punta (CT);

- teacher of the course “RCC_MAT”, project for recovery mathematical competencies, trough new methodologies, at Liceo Scientifico “Pietro Farinato”, Enna.