The 4S-model for selecting, analyzing and designing tasks

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talkAcademic


In a recent article (Agterberg et al., 2021) we describe a categorization of ways how History of Mathematics (HoM) can be presented in curriculum materials or classroom activities. This categorization is meant to be used as a tool in what we call a design-oriented approach. With the help of this tool, teachers should be enabled to select and adjust curriculum materials that use HoM or even design classroom activities themselves. We called this tool the 4S-model. In the seminar I will explain the 4S-model and give examples of the four formats from Dutch curriculum materials. Furthermore, I will describe how these formats can be used to raise the cognitive level of existing tasks and design new tasks. The 4S-model was used in a teacher-training program at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (HvA) in the spring of 2021. In the second part of the presentation I will share some of the outcomes.
Period10 Mar 2022
Held atUniversiteit Utrecht, Freudenthal Institute, Netherlands
Degree of RecognitionNational