Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Pisa (Italy)

email: anna.baccaglinifrank (at) unipi.it

ORCID: 0000-0002-8116-5370

web of science researcher ID: Q-4353-2019

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Current Research Domains

  • technology-enhanced learning (with particular focus on conjecture generation in dynamic geometry environments)
  • design based research for the development of mathematical activities for all grade levels
  • educational interventions for students manifesting persistent difficulties in mathematics learning

Peer-Reviewed Publications

(recent, since 2018)

Baccaglini-Frank, A. (accepted). To tell a story, you need a protagonist: how dynamic interactive mediators can fulfil this role and foster explorative participation to mathematical discourse. Educational Studies in Mathematics

Maagaard Gregersen, R., & Baccaglini-Frank, A. (2020). Developing an analytical tool of the processes of justificational mediation. In Proceedings of the 10th ERME Topic Conference MEDA 2020, (pp. 451-458). ISBN 978-3-9504630-5-7

Baccaglini-Frank, A., Karagiannakis, G., Girelli, L., Pini, C., & Termine, C. (2020). Identificare profili di apprendimento matematico di bambini tra 6 e 12 anni: la standardizzazione italiana della batteria MathPro. Ricerc@zione, 12(1), 19-51. DOI:10.32076/RA12109

Baccaglini-Frank, A. (2020). Matematica, la scienza esatta è un retaggio del passato. Intervista per la rivista Exagère.

Baccaglini-Frank, A., Carotenuto, G., & Sinclair, N. (2020). Eliciting preschoolers’ number abilities using open, interactive environments. ZDM Mathematics Education, 52(4), 779-791. DOI:10.1007/s11858-020-01144-y.

Lisarelli, G., Poli, F. e Baccaglini-Frank, A. (2020). Progettare attività didattiche inclusive: un esempio di percorso sulle frazioni. RicercAzione, 11(1), 169-189. DOI: 10.32076/RA11109

Antonini, S., Baccaglini-Frank, A., & Lisarelli, G. (2020). From experiences in a dynamic environment to written narratives on functions. Digital Experiences in Mathematics Education, 6, 1-29. DOI: 10.1007/s40751-019-00054-3

Baccaglini-Frank, A. (2019). Dragging, instrumented abduction and evidence in processes of conjecture generation in a DGE. ZDM Mathematics Education, 51(5), 779-791. DOI: 10.1007/s11858-019-01046-8

Lisarelli, G., Antonini, S. & Baccaglini-Frank, A. (2019). Capturing ‘time’: characteristics of students’ written discourse on dynagraphs. Paper presented at CERME 11. https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-02435285v1

Miragliotta, E. & Baccaglini-Frank, A. (2018). You see (only) what you predict: the power of geometric prediction. In Bergqvist, E., Österholm, M., Granberg, C., & Sumpter, L. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 42nd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Vol. 3), (pp. 387-394). Umeå, Sweden: PME.

Baccaglini-Frank, A., Di Martino, P. & Sinclair, N. (2018). Elementary school teachers' implementation of dynamic geometry using model lesson videos. In Bergqvist, E., Österholm, M., Granberg, C., & Sumpter, L. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 42nd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (Vol. 2), (pp. 99-106). Umeå, Sweden: PME.

Baccaglini-Frank, A., Antonini, S., Leung, A., Mariotti M.A. (2018). From pseudo objects in dynamic explorations to proof by contradiction. Digital Experiences in Mathematics Education. DOI: 10.1007/s40751-018-0039-2

Baccaglini-Frank, A. e Robotti, E. (2018). Disturbi specifici dell'apprendimento: verso una didattica per diversi profili di apprendimento in matematica. In L. Giacardi, M. Oggero, e C. Sabena (Eds.), Conferenze e seminari 2017-2018 Associazione Subalpina Mathesis (pp. 157-174). L'Artistica Editrice.

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Books and Book Chapters

(recent, since 2018)

Baccaglini-Frank, A., & Di Martino, P. (in press). Cultural differences and sensitivities in the mathematics classroom. In D. Lucangeli (Ed.), Understanding Atypical Development: Dyscaclulia. Routledge.

Bartolini Bussi, M.G., & Baccaglini-Frank, A. (in press). Apprendimento della matematica: considerazioni cognitive e didattiche. In G. Stella e M. Scorza (Eds.), Working Title. Franco Angeli.

Mellone, M., Baccaglini-Frank, A., & Martignone, F. (2020). Measuring rice in early-childhood education activities: a bridge across discrete and continuous magnitudes. In M. Carlsen, I. Erfjord, and P. S. Hundeland (Eds.), Mathematics Education in the Early Years, (pp. 161-176). Springer, Cham. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-34776-5_10

Baccaglini-Frank, A. & Di Martino, P. (2019). Mathematical Learning Difficulties and Dyscalculia. In S. Lerman (eds), Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education. Springer, Cham. ISBN:978-3-319-77487-9, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-77487-9.

Mariotti, M.A. & Baccaglini-Frank, A. (2018). Developing geometrical exploration skills through dynamic geometry. In S. Carreira, N. Amado and K. Jones (Eds.), Broadening the scope of research on mathematical problem solving: A focus on technology, creativity and affect (pp. 153-176). Cham: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-99861-9_7

Baccaglini-Frank, A., Di Martino, P., Natalini, R. & Rosolini, P. (2018). Didattica della matematica. Mondadori Università.

Baccaglini-Frank, A. (2018). What schemes do preschoolers’ develop when using multi-touch applications to foster number sense (and why)? In I. Elia, J. Mulligan, A. Anderson, A. Baccaglini-Frank and C. Benz (Eds.), Contemporary research and perspectives on early childhood mathematics education, ICME-13 Monographs, (pp. 223-243) Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-73432-3_12

Elia, I., Mulligan, J., Anderson, A., Baccaglini-Frank, A, & Benz C. (2018). Contemporary research and perspectives on early childhood mathematics education, ICME-13 Monographs. Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-73432-3

Verschaffel, L., Baccaglini-Frank, A., Mulligan, J., Van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, M., Xin, Y.P., & Butterworth, B. (2018). Panel on special needs in research and instruction in whole number arithmetic. In Bartolini Bussi & Sun (Eds.) Building the foundation: whole numbers in primary grades. ICMI Study 23, Macau. Springer.

Mulligan, J. & Verschaffel, L., Baccaglini-Frank, A., Coles, A., Gould, P., He, S., Ma, Y., Milinković, J., Obersteiner, A., Roberts, N., Sinclair, N., Wang, Y., Xie, S. & Yang, D.-C. (2018). Whole number thinking, learning and development: neuro-cognitive, cognitive and developmental approaches. In Bartolini Bussi & Sun (Eds.) Building the foundation: whole numbers in primaruy grades. ICMI Study 23, Macau. Springer.

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Selected Presentations

(recent, since 2018)

(forthcoming). Baccaglini-Frank, A. Plenary Panel discussant at the PME 44 conference, July, Khon Kaen, Thailand.

(forthcoming) Baccaglini-Frank, A. "Usare artefatti per aprire porte al discorso matematico", Al XXIII Convegno Nazionale GRIMeD, previsto a novembre 2020.

(2020). Baccaglini-Frank, A. Navigating the treacherous waters of interdisciplinary research: crossing boundaries between mathematics education and psychology. Invited YERME webinar, September 23.

Baccaglini-Frank, A. (2020). Matematica, la scienza esatta è un retaggio del passato. Intervista per Exagère.

(2019) Baccaglini-Frank, A. "Task design in mathematics education: which objectives? with which theoretical tools? (in my research experience)". Seminar at the University of Uppsala, November 12, 2019.

(2019) Baccaglini-Frank, A. 'Far di conto' nella scuola primaria: difficoltà di apprendimento...o d'insegnamento?. Evento Matematica e Digitale presso il Senato della Repubblica. Video degli interventi qui.

(2019) Baccaglini-Frank, A. "Come aprire nuove porte per favorire l'accesso al linguaggio della matematica". A "AmareMatica5", 11 ottobre 2019, Perugia.

(2019) Baccaglini-Frank, A. Maintaining dragging in a DGE: a psychological model for conjecture generation and implications for task design in geometry. Invited symposium on The interplay between educational designs and developing theories of learning at the ESERA conference, August 26-31, Bologna, Italy. Symposium abstracts, slides.

(2018) Baccaglini-Frank, A., Mellone, M., Martignone, F. "Measuring rice as a bridge across discrete and continuous". A Mathematics Education Perspective on early Mathematics Learning – POEM 2018, Kristiansand, Norway 29-30 May 2018.

(2018) Baccaglini-Frank, A. e Poli, F. "Incontro: La didattica della matematica nelle scuole superiori". PLS Università di Padova, 13 aprile, 2018.

(2018) Baccaglini-Frank, A. e Robotti, E. "Disturbi specifici dell’apprendimento: verso una didattica per diversi profili di apprendimento della matematica". Mathesis Torino, 12 aprile 2018.


(recent, since 2018)

(2020). Maagaard Gregersen, R., Baccaglini-Frank, A., & Jankvist, U.T. The processes of justificational mediation - developing an analytical model. Poster presented at Matematikdidaktikkens dag 2020: Algebra!, March 6, 2020, Aarhus University, Denmark.

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