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Title of Initiative / Project
InnoMathEd - Innovations in Mathematics Education on European level
Name of Organiser
University of Augsburg
Start and ending date of the Initiative
Web site
Was the initiative carried out in the framework of a funded project?
Funding Programme
Comenius LLP
Title of the project
InnoMathEd - Innovations in Mathematics Education on European Level
University of Augsburg
Project number
Type of deliverables
Teaching Methodology
Thematic area
Maths, ICT
Language of the deliverable
Other EU, English
Target Group
Description of the initiative
InnoMathEd aims at the development of pupils’ deep mathematical understanding and for them to acquire key competences that are essential for lifelong learning. Pupils should also get more familiar in the use of ICT, especially dynamic mathematics, to foster individual and cooperative learning processes. In order to achieve these goals didactic concepts, pedagogical methodologies and innovative learning environments for pupils were developed, tested, evaluated, disseminated and exploited on European level. They focus on pupils’ active, self-responsible and exploratory learning.
The project included the development of strategies and courses for effective initial and in-service teacher education and also specific educational activities for students of mathematics education and teachers who are already in practice. Teachers and educators in Europe are equipped with didactic concepts for teaching and learning with dynamic mathematics in order to foster pupils’ key competences. To ensure a positive and high quality outcome of InnoMathEd the products and concepts were evaluated with a specific online evaluation tool.
More Information
InnoMathEd provides a set of experiences with computers in mathematics education on European level. The results are published in a book (Pdf) and learning environments with various software:
The results are available in English. The handbook provides examples of different digital media for mathematics education,e.g. computer algebra systems, spreadsheets, simulation software, programming tools or learning software focussing on specific curricular topics. It provides good introduction for teachers at software for dynamic mathematics, since this kind of software is currently of certain importance for mathematics education in Europe. However, we should bare in mind that the project finished in 2010 and since that a lot of on ICT solutions were developed to facilitate mathematics.
Teachers’ Opinion
Interesting solutions and materials for teachers of mathematics. The handbook contains interesting examples of the use of ICT tools in teaching mathematics. This is a good introduction to teachers of mathematics who want to use the tools in the school to raise students' motivation to learn.
Students’ Opinion
Project website is minimalistic and easy to navigate. Design is rather poor and not very interesting. Proposals for the use of software to learn mathematics and science programming tools are interesting.

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Date: 2015.02.26

Posted by Veronica Del Bene (Italy)

I think that using digital media is necessary for mathematics teachers and their students to get effective learning enviroments. Unfortunately, in my experience only rarely high school contests are able to provide teachers and students with technological resources and tools to get appropriate and successful educational processes in Maths. In this regard, I believe that innovation projects for mathematics education and iniziatives realized by the Project “InnoMathEd” and collected in the Handbook are very relevant, interisting and fascinating. In my opinion this inspiring handbook is full of creative ideas and strategies for teachers intending to improve their didactics using computer technology. In particular I found interesting ideas about the use of dynamic mathematics and simulation software with which teacher and student could experiment in class the concept of mathematical modeling of problems drawn from everyday reality. Some activities in the handbook suggest interesting problems from which students can infer and model functional relationships by using appropriate software.


Dissemination Seminar in Florence

31 October 2015 The seminar has been held in ITIS “A. Meucci” one of the schools involved within Goerudio project activities. Its main aim was to promote the results of the project toward a broad sample of stakeholders even overcrossing the number of people directly involved in the production of project outcomes. This purpose has been totally achieved especially thanks to the participation of students and teachers coming from different schools or from other classes instead of those ones directly involved within the project activities.