# MATE-BOOSTER: Design of an e-Learning Course to Boost Mathematical Competence

### Alice Barana, Marina Marchisio, Raffaella Miori

#### Abstract

In the transition from lower to upper secondary education, Italian students are expected to have achieved a level of competence which allows them to use knowledge and abilities to model and to understand scientific and technical disciplines. Gaps or misunderstandings in basic knowledge can hinder the effort of students who attend technical high schools, where the core subjects are based on Mathematics. This paper deals with the design of a project conceived to strengthen mathematical competences of students attending the first year of a technical upper secondary school through an online course named “MATE-BOOSTER”. The online activities on the web-based platform have been developed using didactic methodologies founded on constructivist assumptions, as problem posing and problem solving, collaborative learning, learning by doing, automatic and adaptive formative assessment. In this work the process of design of MATE-BOOSTER is shown, the methodologies chosen are discussed, and the online activities are analysed from a constructivist perspective.

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#### in Harvard Style

Barana A., Marchisio M. and Miori R. (2019). **MATE-BOOSTER: Design of an e-Learning Course to Boost Mathematical Competence**.In *Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,* ISBN 978-989-758-367-4, pages 280-291. DOI: 10.5220/0007721702800291

#### in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu19,

author={Alice Barana and Marina Marchisio and Raffaella Miori},

title={MATE-BOOSTER: Design of an e-Learning Course to Boost Mathematical Competence},

booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},

year={2019},

pages={280-291},

publisher={SciTePress},

organization={INSTICC},

doi={10.5220/0007721702800291},

isbn={978-989-758-367-4},

}

#### in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,

TI - MATE-BOOSTER: Design of an e-Learning Course to Boost Mathematical Competence

SN - 978-989-758-367-4

AU - Barana A.

AU - Marchisio M.

AU - Miori R.

PY - 2019

SP - 280

EP - 291

DO - 10.5220/0007721702800291