# 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**

- DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCES

Master's Degree in Mathematics - 2 Year**DIDATTICA DELLA MATEMATICA 2**

**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*for the project “I Lincei per una nuova didattica nella scuola”, section of Catania-Messina:*Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei”*- 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
of the national congress “GIMat - Giornate di studio dell'Insegnante di Matematica”.*Member of scientific and organizing commettee*

as an expert, in schools, from primary to high-school:*Courses for in-service teachers*

- 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.

as an expert, in primary, middlle and high-schools:*Courses for students*

- 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.