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Title of Initiative / Project
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
LLP, Comenius
Title of the project
Learning mathematics through new communication factors
Cyprus Mathematical Society
Project number
Type of deliverables
Online course, Teaching Methodology, Video, Didactical resource
Thematic area
Maths, Science
Language of the deliverable
Bulgarian, Other EU, Romanian, Spanish, English
Target Group
Teachers, Students
Description of the initiative
Instead of studying mathematics (and other subjects) many pupils prefer to spend most of their time watching TV programmes or playing electronic games or exchanging messages with their mobile phone, exchanging pictures, exchanging videos, competing etc. One way to bring pupils back to the “playing field” of education is to use similar tools (weapons) like the “opponents”, that is to communicate the learning of mathematics in a non-traditional way, like a game through theatre or competitions similar to the well-known X-Factor and other. This project intends to develop new methodologies in learning and teaching mathematics to pupils of age 9-18, which can be used in any school environment.
It will also make learning more attractive and enjoyable for all pupils and will strengthen students’ skills for creative thinking.
More Information
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 methods will be created in such a way so that they can be used in an in-service training course for teachers who teach mathematics to pupils of age 9-18. The two methods are:
A. MATHeatre: Teaching and learning mathematics through math theatre activities
B. MATHFactor: Teaching and learning mathematics through mathematics communication activities
It is a very interesting idea and the project portal offers a number of various resources that can be used both from teachers and from students. For example: videos presenting the two methods in practice: (MATHFactor) (MATHeater)
The project offers also training seminars and webinars:
There are also guidelines of how to apply the two methods:
The full list of project deliverables can be found here:
One of the best sides of the project is that it is available in many languages, Bulgarian included.
Teachers’ Opinion
I like this initiative because it offers resources very useful and necessary for the pedagogical practice of math teachers. It is really innovative creating methods for teaching mathematics, which are interdisciplinary and have the potential to attract students be active players in the education process. I think a serious factor for the sustainability and implementation of this initiative in real practice in Bulgarian schools is the fact that it offers deliverables in Bulgarian. Furthermore I like the fact that there are good practices shared from teachers
Students’ Opinion
Mathematics has always been one of the subjects which is very difficult to understand. This project is good, because it offers different approach to teaching of mathematics which is more interesting for students. Thus students can have fun and learn the difficult lessons.

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