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Lesson Plan: “The archaeologist Giancarlo” is a sequence of lessons set within the context of early algebra. The lessons involve interpreting, comparing and discussing different representations (verbal, symbolic, graphical) of a relationship between two variables.

Subject: Mathematics.
Age of students: 9-12 Years.
Hardware: Tablets for students
PC for the teacher
Data Projector
Wireless router.
Software: IDM-TClass (connected classroom technology).
Functionalities: Sending and Displaying
Processing and Analysing.
Time: 8-10 hours
FaSMEd Partner: University of Turin.

This activity is framed within the context of early algebra. It is aimed at guiding students: (a) to interpret, compare and discuss three verbal representations of relations between two variables; (b) to interpret and construct symbolic representations of relations; (c) to interpret graphical representations of relations; (d) to carry out conversions between different representation registers (verbal, symbolic, graphical).


Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4



Formative assessment in Science and
Mathematics Education (FaSMEd)
The Research Centre for Learning and Teaching
Newcastle University