A European project dedicated to children aged between four and eight to learn math while playing.
In most European countries, the approach to mathematics for the youngest children is not sufficiently promoted and supported in the first years of education (kindergarten and first cycle of primary school). It therefore happens that, in an important phase of their social and relational growth, children have little opportunity to experience mathematics-related activities with enthusiasm and daily commitment.
Four countries, six partners want to tackle this problem and provide a free traveling and temporary exhibition, a collection of exhibits (play stations) for children aged four to eight. These are fifteen game stations that allow a new proactive approach to mathematics so that children can independently live mathematical experiences. The training aspect derives from the fact that children actively participate in the process of building their knowledge.
Chi puo partecipare:
The project is aimed at educators who are professionally involved with children aged 4 to 8, kindergarten teachers and elementary school teachers.
Argomenti e contenuti trattati:
The project is based on the “Mini Mathematikum” section of the Giessen museum (Germany).
It proposes a new way to approaching mathematics. In the various exhibits – or play stations – interactive mathematical experiments are proposed with which children can interact independently. The interaction is therefore based on a free experience: complete a puzzle, build bridges and see yourself reflected on mirrors infinite times.
The process of building knowledge takes shape from the student’s direct experience and active participation. Children can discover structures, numbers, patterns and learn to distinguish round and square shapes, with many or few angles, two-dimensional or three-dimensional.
At the center of the project are game stations based on mathematical rules and intended to animate the playful management of mathematical questions that children can develop on their own, together with others or with the contribution of teachers.
These exhibits, for a total of fifteen game stations, will be exhibited in the form of a traveling exhibition in the countries involved in the project, specifically in Skopje – Macedonia, in Bitola – Macedonia, in Tolmezzo – Italy, in Granada – Spain and in Rintel – Germany .
Project Code: 2018-1-DE02-KA202-005080
Financing type: Erasmus + K2
Funded by: European Union – LLP program
Project website: https://www.mathsforminis.eu/
IBE – Institut für Bildung und Erziehung gGmbH – Germany
BBS Berufsbildenden Schulen Rinteln – Germany
Fundación Docete Omnes – Spain
Lifelong Learning Center – Macedonia
Sumnal – Macedonia
Cramars Soc. Coop. Soc. – Italy
Luogo di svolgimento:
Skopje in Macedonia – dal 11 al 22 febbraio 2019
Bitola in Macedonia – dal 25 febbraio al 08 marzo 2019
Tolmezzo in Italia – dal 06 al 24 maggio 2019
Granada in Spagna – dal 14 al 25 ottobre 2019
Rintel in Germania – dal 07 al 18 gennaio 2020
Conferenza finale a Giessen in Germania nel 2020
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