The project team is formed by four schools from Romania, Slovenia, Portugal and Poland. The project reunites partners who have a valuable experience in international school cooperation including the Erasmus+ Programme (the SLO and the PT partners) and partners that have not been involved in the Erasmus+ Programme (the Romanian and Poland partners) all with a common need.
From the idea that one of the key competencies of the 21st century is the mathematical competence, the project partners consider necessary to brush up the teaching methods and open doors to educational innovation by taking Math outside the classroom.The fundamental idea to start up this project was that about 73% of students from all the partner schools find Math boring and impossible to learn. In all partner schools were identified the needs to increase interest, curiosity and knowledge in mathematics, improve the mathematical skills of low achievers and sense of initiative in cross-curricular activities.Through this partnership we intend to raise students’ awareness and interest in learning Mathematics. Specific Objectives: -support 80 students and 60 teachers to develop innovative cross-curricular materials during 4 international exchanges until 31.08.2021 -develop mathematical competence for the future to 80% boys and girls from 4 EU countries until 31.08.2021 -stimulating curiosity and creativity among students from 4 EU schools by connecting mathematics to real life -increase interpersonal and intercultural communication competence among 80% participating students from 4 European schools until 31.08.2021 -all project team members and students will improve organisational, team work and data manipulation skills The project is addressed to students coming from 4 European countries and the direct target are students from secondary schools, students of 14 – 18 years old.
There are planned 4 short term exchange of pupils ( Romania, Slovenia, Portugal, Poland). A total number of 60students and 24 teachers will attend the mobilities. The project promotes an innovative approach that will lead to increase students’ interest and motivation in learning Math.The activities are designed to encourage learning by doing, by discovering, thinking skills, creativity, imagination, as well as, English and ICT skills. By tackling students’ curiosity in correlating math with the real world, they will discover by themselves the profound influence that math has on our daily lives. Four different topics will be approached during the 4 exchanges of groups of pupils:MATH IN EVERYDAY LIFE ,MATH IS FUN, MATH IN MOTION,and MATH IN SHAPES. Students’ mathematical skills, curiosity and creativity will be developed using a cross-curricular approach. Students will be encouraged to see the connection between Math and other school subjects like Art, Music, History, PE and ICT and together with thei teachers will design STEAM activities and CLIL
Using games, team building activities, fundraising activities, surveys, Erasmus+ day events will significantly contribute to enable students to learn through an international context. All the project’s products will be created by students during the mobilities. During the hosting meetings the partners will attend lessons, will observe and exchange good practices and get more familiarized with European educational systems. The school curricula will expand in accordance with the feedback exchanged during the meetings. Definite result of the project refer to:1 handbook entitled “Useful STEAM activities in school” with innovative cross-curricular materials during 4 international exchanges,4 “Personal problems”- films presenting the ideas of students from each partner country to tackle everyday life with Maths,short films, videos of the activities and of the students’ works,CLIL lesson plans for Hisory, Maths, Physics, Biology, Geography, Chemistry, Literature, Art. The intangible results expected are: increasing mathematics competence, improving mathematics assessment, stimulating creativity in teaching and learning math and developing motivation for using cross-curricular materials and inquiry-based learning in the educational process.The project will present a validated model of innovative and creative interventions for the development and improvement of teaching and learning Mathematics. This Erasmus+ project offers a wide range of opportunities for self-development for teachers to be updated with the last methods of teaching used in the European Union. The project team is very positive that the spirit of our international cooperation will be integrated into the school curricula, leading to the internationalisation of the school, even after the EU funding is over. We will achieve project sustainability by making films for each stage on CDs. The handbook “Useful STEAM activities in school “ will be presented to each partner country on paper and uploaded online on project’s page, on e-Twinning, schools’ websites.