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

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

  • 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 2021)

Baccaglini-Frank, A., Finesilver, C., Geraniou, E., & Mavrikis, M. (in press). 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. (in press) Intermittent hypoxia treatments cause cellular priming in human microglia. Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine. Article ID: JCMM_17682 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). Bozen-Bolzano, Italy: ERME / Free University of Bozen-Bolzano. 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). Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. 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). Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. 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

Lisarelli, G., Baccaglini-Frank, A. & Di Martino, P. (2021). From how to why: a quest for the common mathematical meanings behind two different division algorithms. Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 63, 100897. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmathb.2021.100897

Lew, H-C., & Baccaglini-Frank, A. (2021). Creating constructive interference between the 4th Industrial Revolution (+ COVID 19) and the teaching and learning of mathematics. In Inprasitha, M., Changsri, N., Boonsena (Eds.). Proceedings of the 44th Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 1 (pp. 76-84). Khon Kaen, Thailand: PME.

Miragliotta, E. & Baccaglini-Frank, A. (2021). Enhancing the skill of geometric prediction using dynamic geometry. Mathematics, 9(8), 821. https://doi.org/10.3390/math9080821

Baccaglini-Frank, A. (2021). 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, 106(2), 291-312. DOI: 10.1007/s10649-020-10009-w Listen to the MathEdPodcast.com episode 2101: an interview about this paper.

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Books, Book Chapters and Book Reviews

(recent, since 2021)

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

Baccaglini-Frank, A., Lisarelli, G., & Antonini, S. (accepted). 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 (curriculum) resources in mathematics education. Springer.

Leung, A., Baccaglini-Frank, A., Mariotti, M.A., & Miragliotta, E. (accepted). 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 (curriculum) resources in mathematics education. Springer.

Leung, A., Baccaglini-Frank, A., Bokhove, C., Nagari-Haddif, G., & Yerushalmy, M. (accepted). 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.

Maagaard Gregersen, R. & Baccaglini-Frank, A. (2022). Lower secondary students' reasoning competency in a digital environment: the case of instrumented justification. In Mathematical Competencies in the Digital Era: A networking of theories point of view (pp. 171-198). Springer.

Baccaglini-Frank, A., Di Martino, P., Mellone, M., Munarini, R. & Ramploud, A. (2021). Il bruco matematico. Erickson. Webinar di presentazione del libro (27 aprile 2021).

Baccaglini-Frank, A., & Di Martino, P. (2021). Cultural differences and sensitivities in the mathematics classroom. In D. Lucangeli (Ed.), Understanding Atypical Development: Dyscalculia, (pp. 120-149). Routledge. ISBN:978-1-138-38987-8.

Baccaglini-Frank, A. (2021). Pratiche didattiche del progetto PerContare per prevenire difficoltà (gravi) di apprendimento in aritmetica. In R. Troncon et al. (Eds.), Partire bene per andare lontano . La scuola primaria fra tradizione, ricerca e innovazione. Atti del convegno, (pp. 287-308). IPRASE

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Selected Presentations

(recent, since 2021)

(2022). Baccaglini-Frank, A. 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.

(2021). Baccaglini-Frank, A. Plenary lecture "Shifts from teaching mathematics with technology to teaching mathematics through technology: a focus on mathematical discussion." ICTMT15, Copenhagen, September 13-16.

(2021). Baccaglini-Frank, A. Invited talk "Designing tasks with dynamic interactive digital/physical artefacts for the learning of mathematics" at an international event organized by the Korea National University of Education (KNUE). August 4th, 2021.

(2021). Baccaglini-Frank, A. Plenary Panel discussant at the PME 44 conference, July, Khon Kaen, Thailand. Paper: "Creating constructive interference between the 4th Industrial Revolution (+COVID 19) and the teaching and learning of mathematics".

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