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Professional Master’s degree in Mathematics in the National Network – PROFMAT

Professional Master’s degree in Mathematics in the National Network – PROFMAT

Publicado 1/21/2020, 3:47:31 PM, última modificação 1/21/2020, 3:47:38 PM
Brief description | Research lines

The Professional Master’s degree in Mathematics in the National Network – PROFMAT is a blended-learning master’s program in the area of Mathematics offered nationwide.

It comprises a network of Higher Education Institutions, brought together by the Open University of Brazil/Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES, in the Portuguese acronym), coordinated by the Brazilian Mathematical Society (SBM, in the Portuguese acronym), and supported by the National Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA, in the Portuguese acronym). 

PROFMAT emerged upon request from the scientific community of Mathematics, represented and coordinated by SBM, and taken to action by Capes. It provides in-depth mathematical training for school teachers in primary and secondary school levels, especially from public schools.

PROFMAT is recommended by CAPES, recognized by the National Council of Education – CNE, and validated by the Ministry of Education with score 5 of 5 (greatest score for master's degree programs).

Capes area of knowledge: Mathematics

Research Lines

Functional Analysis
Properties and structure of vector spaces of functions.

Numerical Analysis
Study of techniques of numerical approximation for the solution of problems involving continuous variables by discrete processes.

Teaching Math at Basic Level
Methods and processes of Math teaching/learning for children and adolescents at primary and secondary school levels.

Teaching Math at University Level
Methods and processes of Math teaching/learning for young adults at university level.

Partial Differential Equations
Study of the existence, uniqueness and qualitative properties of solutions of equations or systems of equations to partial derivatives.

Algebraic Geometry
Study of the properties of vector spaces by polynomials’ systems of equations.

Dynamical Systems
Study of qualitative properties of systems described by deterministic evolutionary processes.

Number Theory
Study of properties of integers.