Project Duration: 01/12/22 – 31/05/2025
The relevance of STEM subjects are undeniably important. Science, tech, and engineering are all around us, so it is hard to understand the modern world without learning them. However, the surveys and studies (such as OECD’s PISA) show that performance in mathematics and sciences does not reach acceptable levels in most European countries.
Popular teaching methods and approaches are not as efficient as they should. The subjects that include counting are perceived as extremely difficult and abstract. We want to change their image by highlighting the practical aspects and applying individual approaches to learning.
By proposing pedagogical tours and digital guidebooks, VisitMath aims to make students think differently about how mathematics can be used in everyday life. By learning about architecture, the pupils will get to know that science is the key to understanding how the world is constructed.
This way, the mathematical concepts will become less abstract for them. It is essential for SLD students, many of whom struggle with learning about scientific ideas without seeing their practical aspects. Showing science as a normal part of the surrounding helps to combat math anxiety.
It is also an occasion to combine STEM with culture and art, subjects many perceive as more interesting and easier to learn. Thanks to that, we can appeal to students with multiple intelligences, passions and hobbies.
Within the project, we will prepare tours around European cities as well as guidebooks for students and teachers who want to create their tours. Furthermore, we will create a map of locations of architectural relevance in Europe linked to the mathematic introductory sheets and develop e-books with thematic stories about chosen places. All the materials will be available for free. By sharing them, we want to show STEM as something fascinating to discover and turn learning into an adventure.
Teachers, parents and pupils will test the materials. The partnership will take into consideration their feedback, advice and recommendations and will enrich and refine the materials to better meet the needs of the stakeholders
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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)