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Title of Initiative / Project
Dynamat: Dynamical and creative mathematics using ICT
Name of Organiser
University of Pisa (IT)
Start and ending date of the Initiative
2010 - 2013
Was the initiative carried out in the framework of a funded project?
Funding Programme
LLP – Comenius
Title of the project
Dynamat: Dynamical and Creative Mathematics Using ICT
University of Pisa (IT)
Project number
Type of deliverables
Online course, Teaching Methodology, Video, On-line Game, Didactical resource
Thematic area
Language of the deliverable
Bulgarian, Italian, Other EU, English
Target Group
Teachers, Students
Description of the initiative
DynaMAT focuses on a dynamical approach to various mathematical topics, suitable for secondary schools and mathematics teacher training.
The main objective of the project is to produce concrete learning materials using ICT to develop further the visualisation process of students and their maths intuition and creativity.
The workflow of the project started with collecting good examples of how ICT tools can develop the visualisation process, the ability to generate, retain and manipulate abstract spatial images. These materials collected at national level have been further developed and enriched with additional features (graphics, animated units in e-format, drawings, paintings, illustrations).
The pedagogical material of DynaMAT includes 4 videos for Simulation of Chi Square distribution and an E-book containing:
• Examples showing how the use of ICT can further develop the visualisation process,
• Examples of simulations of real or hypothetical processes, so that appropriate maths models will be constructed and will be further improved to aid the learner,
• Instructions and tips on how to use ICT to improve pupils' simulation and modelling skills and creativity.
More Information
The strong points of this initiative are research sheets available on the link:
Especially recommended for teachers, these sheets could be employed also by students, who are very interested e.g. in the study of mathematic aspects in the everyday life (
The exercise is more useful thanks to English material availability.
For original language materials (also for Italian language) the following link is on hand
For the characteristic use of information technology software, tutorials available on the link must be mentioned.
Teachers’ Opinion
This website is the result of a European project in the field of the Mathematics. Only the section “outcomes” is interesting for a user not belonging to that project. Here you can find interesting descriptions (in PDF) about potential didactic experimental solutions in the field of the Mathematics and of the Sciences in general.
However I think that the material available is too much difficult to be understood by high school pupils. Maybe they can use these resources at the end of the last year of a scientific high school.
The topics can give interesting hints for a long term didactic designing. This is the reason why this portal can be useful for teachers seeking for new teaching ideas, like when they read didactic magazine of sciences. This is the reason why I think it is not useful to push the pupils to read directly this website.
Students’ Opinion
It is a good exercise for both the study of ICT and exercise with English language.
Didactic materials for students are interesting, sometimes maybe to much technical.

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Date: 2015.03.12

Posted by Darina Berčakova (Slovakia)

• Why is the project (selected initiative) important?
Since we are secondary automobile vocational school, the mathematic tasks concerning the images of the cars´ wheels are very suitable. It fits in the curriculum of mathematics of our school as we are teaching various topics of geometry; such as the construction of equilateral triangles, properties of regular polygons, Euclidean structure of regular polygons, symmetry axis and tangent.
• Will an initiative/project provide outputs that can help to overcome lack of students´ motivation to study science?
I've never seen the mathematics in the wheels of cars. I would like to thank to website creators for such a concept of my daily meeting with a motor vehicle, in which I sit every day.
• Do you plan to test given outputs (with your students)?
Yes, this initiative has impressed me. I surely will use it when teaching certain parts of mathematics. I think that it is motivating, particularly for boys, who I currently teach.

Student (please answer, in few sentences)
I see the future in this project. Some parts are a bit difficult to understand, but I think it's a good idea.

Date: 2015.03.01

Posted by Smirnov Cristina (Romania)

DynaMAT deals with mathematical topics, suitable for secondary schools and mathematics teacher training.
It provides reliable learning materials using ICT which enable bright students to visualize theoretical abstract concepts and take their class learning to another level. The site also provides teachers with useful links to research and tutorials in the field.


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.