Problem solving with emphasis on Combinatorial Analysis

Department of Mathematics

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Course Type

Non Degree Course

Qualification Awarded




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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.
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.
Mode of Study
Access to Further Studies
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.

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).
Professional Goals
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.
Graduation Requirements


Study Programme
Applications Notice (only in portuguese)
1st Semester
Start date: 11-09-2017
End date: 21-12-2017
2nd Semester
Start date: 05-02-2018
End date: 30-05-2018
CCPFC/ACC-73184/13 - CCPFC
Conselho Científico-Pedagógico de Formação Contínua
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