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.
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.
On Wednesday 16th of January, the Principal Ms Diana Ivanova of the Vocational School of Clothes Design and Tailoring “Nedka Ivan Lazarova” will be on Channel 2 of the Bulgarian National Television, talking about the MathSpeak project.
Here is an alternative Mathspeak logo, created by the PGO “Nedka Ivan Lazarova” school in Rousse, Bulgaria:
“The letter “M” contains the main parts of the MathSpeak acronym. For M it is obvious, and for S is obtained by turning the letter 90 degrees to the left. ∑ is a letter of the Greek alphabet and is pronounced much like Latin S.
In mathematics, the summation is the addition of a sequence of numbers; the result is their sum, reflecting the profound meaning of collecting ideas on the principle of the dialectic triad (thesis-antithesis-synthesis), and the desire of all participants in the project to create a useful and worthwhile intellectual product.
The whole vision of the logo is complemented by the male and female beginnings, visualized by a male and female figure, gently embedded in the M symbol and creating a sense of style and creativity.”
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.
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
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
Work is underway to develop the Mathspeak training modules. The Mathspeak project is a partnership between European educational practitioners and the creators of educational materials. It aims to provide non-native language speaking students with the means by which they can do maths better. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the images from Unit 1:
The Mathspeak project is a partnership between European educational practitioners and the creators of educational materials.
Funded by the European Commission, this project aims to provide non-native language speaking students with the means by which they can do maths better. It has been awarded a grant under the 2018 Erasmus+ Key Action 201 Strategic Partnerships project.