QuaderniCIRD 19 (2019)


QuaderniCIRD n. 19 (2019)
Rivista del Centro Interdipartimentale
per la Ricerca Didattica
dell'Università di Trieste
Journal of the Interdepartmental Center for Educational Research
of the University of Trieste

ISSN: 2039-8646

Direttore responsabile:
Luciana Zuccheri

Comitato editoriale:
Silvia Battistella
Furio Finocchiaro
Helena Lozano Miralles
Tiziana Piras
Paolo Sorzio
Michele Stoppa
Verena Zudini

Revisione sunti in inglese:
Monica Randaccio

Numero a cura di:
Luciana Zuccheri
Michele Stoppa


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    QuaderniCIRD 19 (2019)
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2019)
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    Spunti e riflessioni per l’insegnamento del calcolo delle probabilità
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2019)
    Quoting Felix Klein and Efraim Fischbein we underline the difficulties of introducing the teaching of probability at any level. We then compare two alternatives: we can either study first descriptive statistics, so the first steps in probability can be motivated by suggestive examples (as proposed by Carla Rossi) or we can begin with simple problems from classical probability approach (as proposed by Giovanni Prodi). Following this second suggestion, the basic concepts of probability are introduced through the correspondence between Fermat and Pascal. We also discuss d’Alembert’s mistake, introduce the notions of conditional probability and independence, analyse Weaver’s three-cards-game and an experiment by Ruma Falk. Finally we discuss some delicate aspects of independence.
      297  1230
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    Come contraddirsi rimanendo coerenti: il caso della logica fuzzy
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2019)
    The logic of natural languages, those we speak, appears to be definitely more flexible than Aristotle’s zero-one logic. Is this a weakness or a strength? Fuzzy logic, which mimics natural languages, supports the second alternative. Not only is it successfully used in Artificial Intelligence AI, but it has also brought a remarkable contribution to our “philosophical comprehension” of how human inference and decision-making work. In this paper we discuss the reason why flexible logical tools strengthen the way in which computers work and “think”.
      302  477
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    Giovanni Torelli, un uomo d’azione nel campo della didattica della matematica
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2019)
    We illustrate the figure of the Italian mathematician Giovanni Torelli, working in Trieste from the end of the 1950s to the late 1980s, in relation to his activities in the field of mathematics education. In particular, we describe his teaching methodology in secondary school and university, his methodological motivations, his collaboration with teachers in the “Nucleo di Ricerca Didattica di Trieste” (Trieste Teaching Research Unit). Finally, some of his important initiatives in the field of secondary school teacher training are shown.
      212  396
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    Giovanni Torelli, un matematico appassionato: il profilo scientifico, in breve
    (EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2019)
    The figure of the Italian mathematician Giovanni Torelli, who spent his scientific life in Trieste between the late fifties and the late 1980s, is illustrated with reference to his activities in the field of mathematics research. The main topics of his scientific production, as well as his publications, are synthetically described.
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