Mathematics is not a contemplative
but a creative subject.
CONTEXT AND NEEDS
I. Tackling STEM subjects is problematic for many European students. According to the OECD’s PISA survey (2018), 22.9% of 15-year-olds underperform in mathematics, and 22.3% underperform in science. Moreover, only four EU Member States met the ET 2020 benchmark of less than 15% underachievement in both fields. Alternative learning methods are therefore required to make the education process more effective.
II. The VisithMath project aims to raise interest in math among the pupils, especially the ones with Specific Learning Disorders (SLD). This way, it underlines the practical aspect of mathematics and helps to deal with math anxiety by presenting STEM as a normal part of life.
III. The project will provide innovative and personalized learning support to make learning difficulties easier to deal with. It also aims to facilitate the inclusion of vulnerable groups most commonly affected by math underachievement – those with learning disorders and disadvantaged backgrounds.
- Guidebooks introducing the method as well as instructing the students and teachers on how to create their own tours.
- Pedagogical sequences to support the creation of 18 tours of European cities, towns and monuments.
- A map of 30 locations of architectural relevance in Europe linked to the mathematics introductory sheets.
- We will choose 15 of those 30 locations and create stories about them. The text will be enriched with multimedia content and presented in the form of e-books.
(France, Beaumont de Lomagne)
Zespół Szkół nr 31 im.J.Kilińskiego
5th High School of Agrinio
Istituto Statale E. Montale
VisitMath is an Erasmus+ project created by several European partners.This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
(Project code: 2022-1-FR01-KA220-SCH-000090275)