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.

Project meeting – London Feb 2019

The Mathspeak partners met yesterday in central London for the first project meeting. We covered a lot of topics. One of the feedback points from the initial testing was that the course material was also suited to lessons where mathematics was being taught in English. The schools also reported the students enjoyed using the materials.

A big thank you to Aston Rose for the use of their Haymarket boardroom and facilities.

Aston Rose Logo

Here are some photos from the meeting:

Mathspeak meeting Feb 2019

Mathspeak meeting Feb 2019

Mathspeak meeting Feb 2019

Taking photos at Mathspeak meeting Feb 2019

Mathspeak meeting Feb 2019

Mathspeak meeting Feb 2019

Team Cherryleaf at Mathspeak meeting Feb 2019

Mathspeak featured on Bulgarian TV

This week, the Bulgarian TV show “Knowledge.BG” (on BNT Channel 2) featured a piece on the Mathspeak project:

Bulgarian TV feature on Mathspeak

The piece on Mathspeak starts at 6’28”.

The Principal of the Vocational School of Clothes Design and Tailoring “Nedka Ivan Lazarova”, Ms Diana Ivanova discussed the project.  The main topic was “How dual education prepares suitable staff for the labour market”.

The Bulgarian National Television Channel 2’s educational show “Knowledege.BG” presents topics on Bulgarian education at local level. It informs and introduces learners to the changes in the forms of education.

The broadcast is produced by the teams at the regional TV centres of the Bulgarian National Television in Plovdiv, Varna, Ruse and Blagoevgrad. It  is broadcast from Monday to Thursday at 17:30.

Proiect de parteneriat scolar Erasmus+ (Romanian)

Proiectul Mathspeak este un parteneriat între practicienii din domeniul educației și creatorii de materiale educaționale.

Proiectul va reprezenta un sprijin major pentru elevii care doresc să progreseze prin sistemul academic. Deasemeni, proiectul va oferi profesorilor de limbi străine și de matematică, mijloacele de a aborda o zonă neglijată dar vitală și de influență, prin atragerea atenției asupra problemelor educaționale legate de limbajul matematic.

Pentru a-și atinge scopurile, acest proiect necesită o soluție multilingvă, prin experiența partenerilor multinaționali care lucrează în învățământul secundar și care vorbesc mai multe limbi europene.

Rezultate

IO1. Manualul elevului MATHSPEAK în limba engleză, poloneză, greacă, română și italiană.
IO2. Curs de e-learning bazat pe manualul MATHSPEAK
IO3. Manual pentru profesori

Parteneri

1. CHERRYLEAF LTD-United Kingdom-Coordonator
2. Idris Education Limited- United Kingdom-Coordonator
3. Danmar Computers LLC-Poland
4. VIVA FEMINA-Poland
5. Colegiul tehnic “Ioan C. Stefanescu”-Romania
6. Istituto Superiore E. Mattei-Italy
7. PGO “Nedka Ivan Lazarova”-Bulgaria

Perioada de derulare: 2018-2020

Finantare: Comisia Europeana

Prof. Ecaterina Leitoiu