Focus Scientific Research

Visuality & Mathematics

Ruth Mateus-Berr

Institute for Art Sciences and Art Education Dep. Specialist Didactics

Universität of Applied Arts Vienna, Ruth Mateus-Berr

 
Partner:

University of Jyväskylä/Finnland, Raine Koskimaa
Eszterházy Károly College/Ungarn, Ibolya Prokajné Szilágyi
Belgrade Metropolitan University (BMU)/Serbien, Nina Kova?i?
University of Novi Sad/Serbien, Suncica Zdravkovic
Mathematical Institute of the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (MISANU)/Serbien, Zoran Ognjanovic
ICT College of Vocational Studies/Serbien, Aleksandar Sugaris
Sint-Lucas School of Architecture/Belgien, Dirk Huylebrouck
Schulschiff Bertha von Suttner


Institution: European Comission TEMPUS

 

http://vismath.ektf.hu/

Training a new generation to accomplish the prerequisites established by a knowledge-based competitive society and economy is a significant goal to reach. Our project aims to achieve this goal by supporting the development of technology and the pragmatic educational methods of the educational institutions and their teachers and tutors in Serbia. We also intend to raise students’ interest for mathematics and sciences and make these disciplines more appealing to the youth, invoking inter- and trans-disciplinary instruments.

 
The ultimate purpose of this development project is to expand and modernize teh tools' system used in the field of mathematics and other sciences.Above all the methodology of the Visual Mathematics project offers a great possibility for teachers to present mathematics creatively, and in an interesting, appealing way. The 24-months program and the comprised two Summer Schools and Experience Workshops are constructed in a way that the subsidiary materials and tools used for education purposes are involved from everyday life spiced up by artistic techniques which are very catchy for the youth. Thus this project uniquely combines mathematics with art, and other ordinary assets with the intention of attracting Serbian children to learn mathematics, and inspiring them to improve their achievement in sciences.