Problem solving with emphasis on Combinatorial Analysis

General Objectives of the Course

Improve capacities in solving problems in particular of discrete mathematics and
combinatorics by teaching tools frequently useful in this activity. Endow teachers with examples of problems useful for developing mathematical thinking in the more talented of their pupils.

Admission Requirements

Eligible applicants are teachers of Basic (3rd cycle) and Secondary Education.
Applicant selection will be based upon both CV analysis and personal motivations.
The admission of other applicants will be based upon both CV analysis and personal motivations.

Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.

Professional Goals


Mode of Study


Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

The final score of each student will be expressed quantitatively and qualitatively, on a numerical integer scale ranging from 1 to 10 (according to the documents number 3/2007 of September/2007 and number 1 of January/2008, published by the CCPFC) as follows:
Excellent – from 9 to 10 points;
Very Good – from 8 to 8,9 points;
Good – from 6,5 to 7,9 points;
Satisfactory – from 5 to 6,4 points;
Insufficient – from 1 to 4,9 points.

Learning Objectives and Intended Skills

generalization, abstraction, creativity and calculus capacity; ability to formulate and solve problems; conception of mathematical models and their use on counting and to solve problems of real life; logical reasoning; independent thinking; imagination and independent learning.

Recognition of Prior Learning


Qualification Requirements and Regulations

Regulation n.º 339/2012, published in Official Gazette no. 152, 2. Grade, August 7th (Regulation of Creation and Operation of non-degree courses at the UC).

Graduation Requirements


Access to Further Studies


Study Programme

Problem solving with emphasis on Combinatorial Analysis

Academic year

Course Type
Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded: Diploma/Certificate

Duration: 27 HORAS

ECTS Credits: 1.0


Call for Applications


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