Sneak peek at the Mathspeak learning modules

We’ve uploaded the English versions of first five Mathspeak learning modules onto the site, so we can test the servers that will be hosting the materials.

Here’s a sneak peek at what the Mathspeak learning platform, and some of the teaching materials, will look like when the site goes live.

The landing page:

Mathspeak demo - the Home screen

The first module:

Mathspeak demo - module 1 screenshot

Mathspeak demo module 1 - screen 3

All the materials will be available for schools to download free of charge. You will also be able to adapt the teaching materials to additional languages.

Mathspeak Podcast – Interview with Tony Grice

This is an interview with Tony Grice about the Mathspeak project.
Tony is the person developing the learning materials that will be used in schools. 
Funded by the European Commission, the objective of the Mathspeak project is to produce a language learning resource for secondary school students. The learning materials will enable students to perform mathematics in a foreign language at the same level they do in their native language.

Our second international Mathspeak project meeting

We are very excited to let you know that we are having our second international Mathspeak project meeting on the 3rd of October 2019 in Italia!

One of our Mathspeak project partners, the Instituto Superiore E.Mattei, Fiorenzuola D’Arda in Italy, is kindly hosting this second meeting, where partners in the project will come together to discuss progress, improvement ideas and evaluate the output of the project so far.

Representatives from all of the Mathspeak project partners will be there: Insituto Superiore E.Mattei (Italy), Idris Education Ltd (UK), The Aritstoelio school (Greece), Viva Femina (Poland), Nedka Ivan Lazarova School (Bulgaria), Danmar Computers sp.z o.o (Poland) IOAN C.STEFANESCU School (Romania) and Cherryleaf Ltd (UK).

We are looking forward to a collaborative, informative and constructive exchange of ideas and updates; as well as meeting project participants face-to-face in the lovely city of Fiorenzuola D’Arda.

Mathspeak at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University’s “Educational Opportunities Week”

The Mathspeak project was included in Colegiul tehnic Ioan C. Stefanescu’s exhibition at “Educational Opportunities Week 2018-2019”. The Educational Opportunities event was held on 18 April at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Iasi, Romania.

The event provides background information, educational opportunities, analysis of opportunities, and career planning, so that young people’s aspirations can become reality.

Educational Offer Week 2018-2019

Educational Offer Week 2018-2019

Educational Opportunities Week 2018-2019

More than 550 students and teachers attended the event, as well as the Iasi School Inspectorate.

 

Press release from Istituto Mattei (Italian)

Progetto Erasmus+ Mathspeak

Mathspeak meeting February 2019

Il giorno 13 febbraio 2019, le docenti Donatella Delmiglio e Claudia Pavesi hanno partecipato a Londra all’incontro di apertura del progetto Mathspeak: il partenariato transnazionale, finanziato dall’Unione Europea nell’ambito del programma Erasmus+, vede la partecipazione, oltre all’Istituto Mattei, dei seguenti enti: Cherryleaf Ltd (Regno Unito – coordinatore), ldrisEducation Limited (Regno Unito), Viva Femina Foundation (Polonia), DanmarComputers (Polonia), AristotelioEkpedeftirioSerron (Grecia), loan C. Ştefănescu Technical College (Romania), PGO “Nedka Ivan Lazarova” school (Bulgaria).

Il progetto, di durata biennale, mira a fornire agli studenti non italofoni strumenti di uso pratico e immediato per l’apprendimento della matematica in italiano. Nella prima fase, Mathspeakprevede la realizzazione di un manuale per l’apprendimento in italiano del linguaggio matematico; in dieci unità, attraverso l’impiego di semplici fumetti, brevi spiegazioni teoriche ed esercitazioni scritte ed orali, gli studenti non madrelingua apprenderanno la terminologia necessaria per leggere e parlare di matematica in italiano. Il manuale, oltre che in italiano, sarà disponibile nelle lingue dei partner europei: la versione originale del testo, ideato da Tony Grice, è in lingua inglese e si presta pertanto come ottimo punto di partenza per fare CLIL in matematica.

Durante l’incontro i partner europei hanno discusso i contenuti del testo, concordato la metodologia traduttiva e definito le modalità per testare l’uso del manuale in classe.

 

Words of support for Mathspeak from Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP

Cherryleaf has received an email from Simon Burgess, Office Manager for the Office of Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP:

Sincere apologies for the very delayed response due to an oversight here. Lloyd is a strong supporter of Erasmus+, he’s delighted to see your success in accessing some of its funding.

Lloyd Russell-Moyle is the Member of Parliament for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven, in the United Kingdom.