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

Scientific director with Pietro Di Martino of CARME (Center for Advanced Research on Mathematics Education) 

Editor in Chief of Digital Experiences in Mathematics Education

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

Research Awards

2023 - Premio AIRDM-UMI "Giovanni Prodi" per la ricerca in didattica della matematica

Peer-Reviewed Publications 

(recent, since 2022) 

Baccaglini-Frank, A., Geraniou, E., Hoyles, C., & Noss, R. (2024). How learning to speak the language of a computer-based digital environment can plant seeds of algebraic generalisation: The case of a 12-year-old student and eXpresser. Education Sciences, 14(4), 409. https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/educsci14040409

Baccaglini-Frank, A., Funghi, S., & Miragliotta, E. (2024). The notion of angle and the GGBot as a tool-to-think-with...or without. ICMI Study 26: Advances in geometry education. 23-26 April, 2024, Reims, France. Available in the pre-proceedings here.

Palatnik, A., Abrahamson, D., Baccaglini-Frank, A., Ng, O.L., Shvarts, A., & Swidan, O. (2023). Theory and practice of designing embodied mathematics learning. In M. Ayalon, B. Koichu, R. Leikin, L. Rubel., & M. Tabach (Eds.). (2023). Proceedings of the 46th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, (Vol. 1, pp. 159-189). University of Haifa.

Funghi, S., Baccaglini-Frank, A., & Antonini, S. (2023). Gioele’s attempt to incorporate the solve it ritual in his meaningful discourse on equations. In M. Ayalon, B. Koichu, R. Leikin, L. Rubel., & M. Tabach (Eds.). (2023). Proceedings of the 46th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, (Vol. 2, pp. 339-346). University of Haifa.

Baccaglini-Frank, A., Finesilver, C., Geraniou, E., & Mavrikis, M. (2023). Introduction to the Special Issue “Supporting Transitions Within, Across and Beyond Digital Experiences for the Teaching and Learning of Mathematics”. Digital Experiences in Mathematics Education. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40751-023-00125-6

De Felice, M., Germelli, L, Piccarducci, R., Da Pozzo, E., Baccaglini-Frank, A., & Martini, C. (2023). Intermittent hypoxia treatments cause cellular priming in human microglia. Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine.   https://doi.org/10.1111/JCMM.17682

Baccaglini-Frank, A., Funghi, S., Maracci, M., & Ramploud, A. (2023). Learning about multiplication by comparing algorithms: “One times one, but actually they are ten times ten”. The Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 70, 101024. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmathb.2022.101024

Baccaglini-Frank, A., Baldacci, F., Da Pozzo, E., Di Martino, P., Martini, C., & Maestri, M. (2022). Sonno e Matematica: un progetto interdisciplinare. Archimede, 4, 217-221.

Baccaglini-Frank, A. (2022). Designing inclusive mathematics activities for primary school: the case of the PerContare Project. In Proceedings of the Encontro de Investigação em Educação Matemática (EIEM2022) "Desenvolvimento curricular", November 19, Lisbon.

Baccaglini-Frank, A. & Mariotti, M.A. (2022). "Doing well" in the Teaching for Robust Understanding approach revealed by the lens of the semiotic potential of tasks with the GGBot. In J. Hodgen, E. Geraniou, G. Bolondi & F. Ferretti (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twelfth Congress of the European Research Society in Mathematics Education (CERME12), (pp. 2658-2665). Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and ERME. https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-03748421

Baccaglini-Frank, A., Finesilver, C., Tabach, M., & O’Brien, K. (2022). Introduction to the papers of TWG24: Representation in mathematics teaching and learning. In J. Hodgen, E. Geraniou, G. Bolondi & F. Ferretti (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twelfth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME12), (pp. 4206-4209). Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and ERME.. https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-03808805

Baccaglini-Frank, A. (2022). Big Questions in Mathematics Education: A “Representations in Mathematics Teaching and Learning” Perspective. In J. Hodgen, E. Geraniou, G. Bolondi & F. Ferretti (Eds.), Proceedings of the Twelfth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME12), (pp. 62-64). Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and ERME. https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-03861418

Lisarelli, G., Baccaglini-Frank, A., & Poli, F. (2022). Didattica della matematica inclusiva. Un percorso di ricerca-azione per la scuola secondaria di primo grado. Ricercazione 14(1), 225-228.

Baccaglini-Frank, A. (2022). Shifts from teaching mathematics with technology to teaching mathematics through technology: a focus on mathematical discussion. In U.T. Jankvist, R. Elicer, A. Clark-Wilson, H.-G. Weigand, & M. Thomsen (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Technology in Mathematics Teaching (ICTMT 15) (pp. 116–127). Aarhus University.

Baccaglini-Frank, A., Finesilver, C., &  Tabach, M. (2022). Representations in mathematics education - a shift in perspectives. EMS Magazine, 123, 45-51. https://doi.org/10.4171/MAG-74

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Books, Book Chapters and Book Reviews

(recent, since 2022)

Baccaglini-Frank, A., Funghi, S., Munarini, R., e Ramploud, A. (2024). Matematica...PerContare. Prima classe della scuola primaria. Carocci.

Baccaglini-Frank, A., & Lisarelli, G. (2023). Book review: The Mathematics Teacher in the Digital Era - second edition. Research in Mathematics Education. http://doi.org/10.1080/14794802.2023.2243250

Baccaglini-Frank, A., Lisarelli, G., & Antonini, S. (2023). Exploiting the potential of dynamic asymmetry in dragging to foster students' understanding of functions and their Cartesian graphs. In B. Pepin, G. Gueudet and J. Choppin, Handbook of Digital Resources in Mathematics Education. Springer International Handbooks of Education. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-95060-6_14-1 

Leung, A., Baccaglini-Frank, A., Mariotti, M.A., & Miragliotta, E. (2023).  How digital technology can be used to enhance students’ geometrical skills: the case of dynamic geometry. In B. Pepin, G. Gueudet and J. Choppin, Handbook of Digital Resources in Mathematics Education. Springer International Handbooks of Education. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-95060-6_15-1

Leung, A., Baccaglini-Frank, A., Bokhove, C., Nagari-Haddif, G., & Yerushalmy, M. (2023). Digital curriculum resources in digital mathematics curriculum: design features and implementation. In B. Pepin, G. Gueudet and J. Choppin, Handbook of digital (curriculum) resources in mathematics education. Springer International Handbooks of Education. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-95060-6_58-1 

Baccaglini-Frank, A. (2022).  Book Review: Rina Zazkis, John Mason, Igor' Kontorovich, (2021). The learning and teaching of number. Paths less travelled through well-trodden terrain. Routledge (IMPACT series). 228 pp.  Mathematical Thinking and Learning, 24(4), 357-362. http://doi.org/10.1080/10986065.2022.2129139 

Gregersen, M.R. & Baccaglini-Frank, A. (2022). Lower secondary students' reasoning competency in a digital environment: the case of instrumented justification. In U.T Jankvist & E. Geraniou, Mathematical Competencies in the Digital Era, (pp. 119-138). Mathematics Education in the digital era, vol. 20. Springer Cham. 

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Selected Presentations

(recent, since 2022)

(2023). Baccaglini-Frank, A. "Alleati contro le difficoltà di apprendimento della matematica." Conferenze Lincee per la Scuola, 12 dicembre, 2023.

(2023). Baccaglini-Frank, A. Intervento a tavola rotonda L’approccio culturale dell’informatica nell’innovazione della didattica nelle discipline scientifiche e umanistiche . Accademia dei Lincei, 19 ottobre, 2023.

(2023). Baccaglini-Frank, A. Conferenza su invito: "Artefatti digitali in mathematics education".  XXII Convegno UMI, 4-9 settembre, Pisa.

(2023). Baccaglini-Frank, A. Conferenza plenaria: "Dalle difficoltà al successo in matematica". I Convegno Nazionale "Ricerca in Pratica: La ricerca in didattica della matematica per la scuola". Pistoia, 19-20 maggio, 2023.

(2023). Baccaglini-Frank, A. Intervento a tavola rotonda “Digitale e nuove metodologie per il miglioramento dell’educazione matematica” . Accademia dei Lincei, 23 marzo, 2023.

(2022). Baccaglini-Frank, A. Conferenza su invito: "Difficoltà di apprendimento in matematica da "fuori" e da "dentro", per capire meglio come intervenire" al IV Congresso Nazionale della Federazione Italiana Mathesis.

(2022). Baccaglini-Frank, A. Plenary lecture "Designing inclusive mathematics activities for primary school: the case of the PerContare Project" at the Encontro de Investigação em Educação Matemática (EIEM2022) "Desenvolvimento curricular", November 19, Lisbon.

(2022).  Baccaglini-Frank, A. Panelist at the plenary "Big questions in mathematics education: a panel discussion" at the 12th Congress of ERME (CERME12), February 5, 2022.

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