About the project
Math, math… Who didn’t have headaches caused by this subject at school? When learning logarithms, equations, integrals and derivatives, students often wonder how it will help them in the future? Well, the project InAMath – Interdisciplinary approach to mathematics education wants to help the students of the lower grades of elementary school to understand how they will apply mathematics in their everyday life already at the beginning of their education.
The partner consortium, which consists of seven organizations from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia and Serbia, will design an interdisciplinary approach to mathematics that will connect mathematics with other areas of life using ICT tools. In cooperation with subject experts, scientists with experience in the popularization of science and experts in the field of upbringing and education, we will design activities based on an interdisciplinary approach to mathematics education. The developed methods, activities and materials will be available to be used in the teaching process and extracurricular and extracurricular activities. Within the project, at least 10 interdisciplinary activities will be designed for each of the first four grades of primary school, each activity will be performed with the students and a script will be written for each activity. The scenarios are primarily intended for teachers and represent detailed instructions for the preparation and implementation of activities. All scenarios will be published in an open and accessible online course.
The project also provides for the education of teachers and future teachers and their preparation for the challenges that modern society puts before them. The designed online course will also serve as self-education for teachers and future teachers for designing, creating and implementing interdisciplinary activities in regular classes, and will include interactive materials for working with ICT tools that can be used when designing and implementing activities with students.
Through project activities, innovative methods of teaching mathematics are introduced into the teaching of lower grades of elementary school, which, in addition to teaching mathematics, develop critical and analytical thinking, creativity and independence of students, and digital literacy.
InAMath – Interdisciplinary approach to mathematics education is financed from the Erasmus+ program. Project leader is the University of Rijeka, and the Department of Mathematics coordinates the implementation of the project. Partners in the project are the Centre of Technical Culture Rijeka, Janez Hribarj Primary School Stari trg pri Loz, Nikola Tesla Primary School, University of Mostar, University of Primorsko and University of Novi Sad.