Mathematical flexibility: A promising focus for research and practice – Jon Star (Harvard University)


Aula N, Polo Fibonacci


Mathematical flexibility is increasingly recognized as an important construct of interest for both researchers and practitioners in mathematics education. Flexibility can be characterized as a learner’s willingness to change strategies based on the particular problem-solving conditions or goals. In this talk, I first provide an introduction to flexibility. I then explore different ways that flexibility has been assessed, highlighting successes and challenges in the various forms of assessment. I then present recent empirical research results on flexibility, and I conclude by suggesting some promising areas for future research on flexibility.

This seminar is part of the course “Istituzioni di Didattica della Matematica”, but everyone is welcome.

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