Course: Hobby mathematics (math activities promoting interest)

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Course title Hobby mathematics (math activities promoting interest)
Course code KMA/ZÁMK
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study 4
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Samková Libuše, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Numbers, historical notation. Written algorithms - historical development (addition, subtraction). Written algorithms - historical development (multiplication, division). Letters replacing digits in calculations. Finding numbers with particular properties.2. Putting numbers into sets under prescribed conditions. Magic squares. Games with numbers. Strategic games. Trees and ways. Labyrinths. Spatial labyrinths. Topological schemas - tails. Pre-algebra - permutation.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
The aim of the subject is to equip the students with ideas and topics suitable for leisure activities with primary school pupils in mathematics and become acquainted with the literature popularizing mathematics.
Student acquires knowledge about non-traditional mathematical topics, which is possible to elaborate for primary school pupils (strategic games, trees and ways, labyrints, etc.)
Prerequisites
No prerequisites are needed.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment

Active participation in seminars. Seminar work (finding a topic and its didactic elaboration)
Recommended literature
  • ADLER, I.:. Čísel hra kouzelná. Praha : Horizont, 1972.
  • HART-DAVIS, A.:. Lišácké hádanky a hlavolamy. Praha : Portál, 2006.
  • KOWAL, S.:. Matematika pro volné chvíle. Praha : SNTL, 1975.
  • MATERNA, P.:. Umíte logicky myslet? Praha : SPN, 1968.
  • SMULLYAN, F.:. Jak se jmenuje tahle knížka. Praha : Mladá fronta, 1986.
  • VARGA, T.:. Hrajeme si s matematikou. Praha : Albatros, 1988.
  • VEJMOLA, S.:. Konec záhady hlavolamů. Praha : SPN, 1986.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teaching for the First level of primary school (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 4 Recommended year of study:4, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teaching for the First level of primary school (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 4 Recommended year of study:4, Recommended semester: -