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2018, vol XXVII, n.º 1

Quadrante is a journal that fosters the discussion of ideas and experiences, disseminating research on mathematics teaching and learning. It aims at contributing to the debate across a plurality of research perspectives that permeate mathematics education.

The journal accepts papers concerning empirical or theoretical research, in Portuguese, Spanish, French or English.

The journal´s management is held by the Coordinating Committee of the Research Working Group of APM, and the Quadrante’s Editor and its Editorial Board are responsible for the reviewing process and the final selection of papers for publication.

The previous editions of Quadrante are available at the APM store, on-line, or at the APM’s office in Lisbon. You may contact APM for further details on how to get access to Quadrante.



ISSN 0872-3915

Indexed to:



2017, vol XXVI, nº2 2018, vol XXVII, nº1 2018, vol XXVII, nº2
2016, vol XXV. nº1 2016, vol XXV, nº2 2017, vol XXVI, nº1
2014, vol XXIII, nº2 2015, vol XXIV, nº1 2015, vol XXIV, nº2
2013, vol XXII, nº1 2013, vol XXII, nº2 2014, vol XXIII, nº1
2012, vol XXI, nº1 2012, vol XXI, nº2 2011, vol XX, nº1
2011, vol XX, nº2 2010, vol XIX, nº1 2010, vol XIX, nº2
2009, vol XVIII, nº1 e 2 2008, vol XVII, nº1 2008, vol XVII, nº2
2007, vol XVI, nº1 2007, vol XVI, nº2 2006, vol XV, nº1 e 2
2005, vol XIV, nº1 2005, vol XIV, nº2 2004, vol XIII, nº1
2004, vol XIII, nº2 2003, vol XII, nº1 2003, vol XII, nº2
2002, vol XI, nº1 2002, vol XI, nº2 2001, vol 10, nº1
2001, vol 10, nº2 2000, vol 9, nº1 2000, vol 9, nº2
1999, vol 8, nº1 e 2 1998, vol 7, nº1 1998, vol 7, nº2
1997, vol 6, nº1 1997, vol 6, nº2 1996, vol 5, nº1
1996, vol 5, nº2 1995, vol 4, nº1 1995, vol 4, nº2
1994, vol 3, nº1 1994, vol 3, nº2 1993, vol 2, nº1
1993, vol 2, nº2 1992, vol 1, nº1



Editorial policy


Quadrante is a periodic publication of the Portuguese Association of Mathematics Teachers  (APM) and is one of the main activities of the APM Research Group Work in mathematics education. Two issues are published per year, one of them is thematic.

Quadrante is a research journal aiming to stimulate the exchange of ideas and experiences, disseminating research papers related to the teaching and learning of mathematics, and its main aim is to contribute to the debate of the multiple and diverse perspectives within the mathematics education domain.

Quadrante publishes manuscripts in Portuguese, Spanish, French or English, on theoretical, methodological, empirical and historical issues concerning mathematic education. Submitted papers are subjected to a peer review anonymous process.

The Editor of Quadrante and its Editorial Board are responsible for the edition of this publication, including the establishment of its general editorial orientation, the criteria for the acceptance and publication of the papers, the definition of the review proces.


Editorial Board

Hélia Oliveira, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal (Editor-in-Chief)

Fátima Mendes, Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal (Associate Editor)

Rosa Tomás Ferreira Universidade do Porto, Portugal (Associate Editor)

Ana Maria Boavida, Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal

Henrique Manuel Guimarães, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Joana Brocardo, Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Portugal

Isolina Oliveira, Universidade Aberta, Portugal

João Pedro da Ponte, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

José Carrillo, Universidade de Huelva, Espanha

Leonor Santos, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Maria Helena Martinho, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Maria de Lurdes Serrazina, Escola Superior de Educação de Lisboa, Portugal


Scientific Board

Ana Paula Canavarro, Universidade de Évora, Portugal

António Domingos, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Dario Fiorentini, UNICAMP - Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brasil

Guida de Abreu, Oxford Brooks University, Inglaterra

Jaime Carvalho e Silva, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal

Jeremy Kilpatrick, University of Georgia, Estados Unidos da América

José António Fernandes, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

José Manuel Matos, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Juan Diaz Godino, Escuela Universitaria del Professorado, Granada, Espanha

Julio Mosquera, CENAMEC; Universidad Nacional Abierta, Venezuela

Koeno Gravemeijer, TU/e University of Technology Eindhoven, Holanda

Leandro Almeida, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Luís Menezes, Escola Superior de Educação de Viseu, Portugal

Manuel Vara Pires, Escola Superior de Educação de Bragança, Portugal

Maria Isabel do Vale, Escola Superior de Educação de Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Michéle Artigue, Université Paris VII, França

Pedro Palhares, Universidade do Minho, Portugal

Peter Gates, University of Nottingham, Inglaterra

Salvador Llinares, Universidade de Alicante, Espanha

Susana Carreira, Universidade do Algarve, Portugal

Teresa Assude, Université Aix-Marseille, França

Ubiratan D`Ambrósio, UNICAMP, Brasil





How to publish

Quadrante publishes manuscripts, either theoretical or empirical ones, in Portuguese, Spanish, French or English related with mathematic education.

Submitted papers should not exceed 8 000 words and should be presented in double space with large margins to allow editing annotations and corrections. An abstract in English (200 words maximum) should be included, as well as some keywords (maximum six).

Pages should be consecutively numbered and figures should be presented with enough quality to be printed, and properly numbered and labeled. Tables should also be numbered and labeled. References should be done according to APA’s style.

Papers’ proposals should be written in a way that the anonymity is guaranteed in the process review, avoiding for instance, mentioning places or institutions that allow author identification. If papers’ author wishes to mention personal works, he can do it according to the following example: (XXXXX, 2018). After the review process is completed full information will be included.

Submitted papers, with the abstract and keywords, should be sent by e-mail to the following e-mail address: quadrante@apm.ptin blinded version -Word file-, without author identification. Full paper identification (title, author’s name and affiliation, as well as the e-mail address) should be sent by the same way on a separated file.


Associação de Professores de Matemática, Rua Dr. João Couto, nº 27-A, 1500-236 Lisboa, Portugal




Contact us

For submitting manuscripts and general information:

Quadrante - quadrante@apm.pt



APM - Quadrante

Rua Dr. João Couto, nº 27-A - P-1500-236 Lisboa

Tel.: +351 21 716 36 90 / 21 711 03 77

Fax: +351 21 716 64 24


Editorial Board

Hélia Oliveira (Editor-in-Chief) - hmoliveira@ie.ulisboa.pt

Fátima Mendes (Associate Editor) - fatima.mendes@ese.ips.pt

Rosa Tomás Ferreira (Associate Editor) - rferreir@fc.up.pt






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