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Title of Initiative / Project
Le-MATH: Learning Mathematics through new Communication Factors
Name of Organiser
Cyprus Mathematical Society
Start and ending date of the Initiative
Was the initiative carried out in the framework of a funded project?
Funding Programme
Lifelong Learninf Programme
Title of the project
Le-MATH: Learning Mathematics through new Communication Factors
Cyprus Mathematical Society
Project number
Type of deliverables
Teaching Methodology
Thematic area
Language of the deliverable
Other EU, English
Target Group
Teachers, Students
Description of the initiative
The aim of this project is the development of methodology in teaching and learning mathematics with the creation of two main tools that can be used by teachers. The tools will be created in such a way in order to be offered as in-service training courses to teachers who teach mathematics to pupils of age 9-18.
A. MATHeatre: Teaching and learning mathematics through math theatre activities
B. MATH-Factor: Teaching and learning mathematics through mathematics communication activities

The new methods are expected to make mathematics more attractive to young people, teachers and parents and are expected to compete with current trends of interest activities to young people of age 9-18.

Method A includes the development of specimen teaching material and methodology for teaching Mathematics to 9-18 year old pupils using specially designed theatre scenarios with mathematics as a main topic for learning in a direct or indirect approach. The method will include the development of guidelines to teachers on how to design math theatre scenarios, how to apply them and motivate pupils and how to organize theatre festival or competition for developing the interest of pupils for participation and though participation through learn, understand and appreciate mathematics. Developing communication skills and creativity will be part of the methodology. The methodology will be developed into a training course to be offered as a Comenius course to teachers in Europe who teach pupils of this age range.
Method B as we live in the century of communications, social media, games, TV-shows etc , we need to bring to the classroom similar activities and use them as methods and tools for improving the learning and to increase the interest of pupils for becoming more active and creative and be actively involved in the learning process. It is proposed to develop this new method as a teaching tool for teachers and as a learning tool for pupils where pupils will be encouraged to communicate mathematics in a new approach. Pupils will be able to be taught and trained by their teachers on how to explain a math theorem, or a mathematical method or a mathematics application in a way that can be understood, appreciated and enjoyed by non-experts. It is known from research that learning through reading is absorbed and sustained only at 10% but experimental learning and learning through explaining mathematics could be an absorbed and sustained knowledge of up to 90%.
More Information
On the project webpage you can find all information about LeMath project. Many pupils claim that mathematics many times is abstract and therefore non-approachable, so aim of this project is to use a completely different and new approach by inviting teachers and pupils to apply new communication methods in learning mathematics, which could be fun and enjoyable at the same time. Project develops two methods: 1. Teaching and learning mathematics through math theater activities. In this link you can get more links to other resources to get more information
2. Teaching and learning mathematics through mathematics communication activities.
It is good way how to give different viewpoint on abstract problems. It is usable to show why we need mathematics. Through these methods it is possible to make learning of Mathematics more attractive to students and to increase their interest Science in general.
Teachers’ Opinion
Mathematics can be taught in an elementary school with the help of theater playing. Pupils could acquire the skills of addition , subtraction , division,multiplication ; the notions of less and more. It is possible to teach mathematics through theatrical scenarios in most primary schools, as well as in the humanitarian direction classes for children with a vivid imagination. This technique could be used in primary and secondary schools course as an illustration for explaining the individual, complicated concepts.
Students’ Opinion
As mathematics is difficult this method could envoke some interest in mathematics, it will help to acquire some notions.As for learning real mathematics it is useless.

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Date: 2015.04.07

Posted by Miroslav Mirchev (Bulgaria)

Times change very quickly and dynamically, what I like about this initiative is that they really understand this and try to find new ways for a common language with us students in new and more accessible way. TV programs are an integral part of everyday life and they use exactly this new tactic to attract the attention of new generations. This suits me really.

Date: 2015.04.07

Posted by Ioanna Dimitrova (Bulgaria)

Mathematics has always been one of the subjects, which is very difficult to comprehend. I think this initiative is very good, because it offers a different approach in teaching and learning maths.

Date: 2015.04.06

Posted by Angel Ivanov (Bulgaria)

The site is extremely useful, especially when it comes to mathematics and the possibility of an easy way for its understanding. Through entertainment mathematics is presented in a more lightweight version, accessible to all.

Date: 2015.04.06

Posted by Alex Stefanov (Bulgaria)

The project is very good and useful, because it offers a more easy and fun way of learning mathematics. In this way, students are stimulated and have fun while learning.

Date: 2015.04.06

Posted by Nikolay Mladenov (Bulgaria)

Thus the study of mathematics is much easier and interesting because in the studying process stories and events from our daily lives are used.
And these could be related not only to mathematics but also with other science subjects.
I think this is a very interesting, interactive and creative way to study mathematics or other related sciences.

Date: 2015.04.06

Posted by David Boychev (Bulgaria)

The manner in which the site presents the information makes it much more interesting. The approach used is very different from anything I have seen before in learning mathematics. When entertainment is involved, students are motivated more to learn even some of the hard lessons in mathematics, and as we know it is one of the most complex subjects in school.

Date: 2015.04.06

Posted by Aleksander Aleksandrov (Bulgaria)

New, easy, fun and useful method for the study of mathematics. Innovation in teaching. Through this site students will love this object, which as we know has always been one of the most difficult to comprehend.

Date: 2015.04.03

Posted by Ralitsa Tsibrova (Bulgaria)

Considering the fact that mathematics has always been one of the most difficult to understand subjects in school, I would say that the site would be extremely useful to change that. It facilitates the process of learning mathematics makes it easier to understand and hence students have become more interesting and to some extent are motivated to immerse themselves in deep, full of information the world of mathematics.

Date: 2015.04.02

Posted by Alex Yanudov (Bulgaria)

I always had difficulties with mathematics.Through this initiative I looked at maths in a different perspective.I think this project is good because it helps us learning our lessons in an easy and understandable way for us.


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.