Project: Visuality & Mathematics: Experiential Education of Mathematics through Visual Arts, Sciences and Playful Activities

Acronym Application year Grant Reference number Duration Scope Project status
VisMath 2012 860190.23 530394-2012 2 years Multy-country finalized
Eligibility period start Eligibility period end Extended until Website Facebook
October 15, 2012 October 14, 2014 November 14, 2014 http://vismath.ektf.hu

Project summary

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.
During the project we are going to expand and MODERNIZE THE TOOL SYSTEM used in the field of mathematics and other sciences in Serbian elementary and secondary schools. First INTERACTIVE TOOLKITS (laptop, projector, “active board”) will be purchased for the benefit of each Serbian partner-institution. Then an EDUCATIONAL SMART TOOLKIT
will be developed, which will consist of an exercise book and software - both linked to the modern teaching methods.                                                                                                    The third part of the educational toolkit is a series of short films that can be used as METHODOLOGICAL HELP by teachers.
We are going to pass on and develop TEACHING METHODOLOGY for Serbian teachers and undergraduate students to use in elementary and secondary mathematics education. We’ll present methods to teach mathematics in an exciting way through two Summer Universities, two Experience Workshops, various publications, short-term mobilities for
students and through a closing conference.
The WIDER PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT is to make sure that MORE CHILDREN SHOULD CHOOSE MATHEMATICS as their subject of studies. That’s the reason why we count on Serbian students during the project: we’ll measure their approach to the present methods of mathematic teaching and during Experience Workshops they’ll have a hands-on experience to new methods and practices. We believe that our project is a distinctive and creative approach to an existing problem and no similar has been set up in the near past.

Objectives

Hungarian, Austrian, Finnish, Belgian and Serbian partners unite in mutual understanding to enhace Serbian national education in a specific way.
The project „Visual Mathematics” focuses on inter- and trans-disciplinarity: its main goal is to make mathematics a more appealing subject for students through connecting mathematics with arts. The project is about making mathematics more visual and adventurous by illustrating Math with the tools of arts.
We specifically wish to give some tools for visual mathematics tuition for Serbian educational institutions, to allow nonformal methodological training of Serbian undergraduate students, to make teachers and students acquainted with teaching and learning methods of visual mathematics at two international summer universities.

Programme

Programme
TEMPUS PROGRAMME
Subprogramme
Joint Project-Higher Education and Society

Subject areas

  • Mathematics (others)

Partners

Eszterhazy Karoly College, HUN Project coordinator
Ibolya Szilagyi (Ibolya Szilágyi) Contact person
University of Novi Sad, SRB
Suncica Zdravkovic (Sunčica Zdravković) Contact person and Nebojsa Majstorovic (Nebojša Majstorović)
College of Applied Studies for Information and Communication Technologies in Belgrade, SRB
Slavik Jablan Contact person
Metropolitan University, SRB
Dragan Domazet (Dragan Domazet) Contact person
Matematicki institut SANU, SRB
Zoran Markovic Contact person
University College for Science and Arts, BEL
Dirk Huylebrouck Contact person
University of Jyvaskyla, FIN
Raine Koskimaa Contact person
University of Applied Arts Vienna, AUT
Ruth Mateus-Berr Contact person

Equipment

University of Novi Sad
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Lab equipment Luminance meter, LS 110 Lab equipment natural sciences/environmental studies 1 Faculty of Philosophy, Lab for experimental psychology
Laptop Apple MacBook PRO IT equipment - notebook computer 1 Faculty of Philosophy, Lab for experimental psychology
Tablet Apple iPad4 IT equipment - tablet computer 3 Faculty of Philosophy, Lab for experimental psychology (1), Faculty of Science (2)
Laptop HP ProBook 6470b (B6P73EA) IT equipment - notebook computer 3 Faculty of Philosophy, Lab for experimental psychology (1), Faculty of Science (2)
Computer HP AIO 3520 (H4M61EA) IT equipment - desktop computer 3 Faculty of Philosophy, Lab for experimental psychology (1), Faculty of Science (2)
Software E-Prime (software) Software 1 Faculty of Philosophy, Lab for experimental psychology
Projector BENQ MX-520 Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Faculty of Philosophy, Lab for experimental psychology
Lab equipment Double Screw Clamp Chin Rest Lab equipment natural sciences/environmental studies 2 Faculty of Philosophy, Lab for experimental psychology
College of Applied Studies for Information and Communication Technologies in Belgrade
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Computer IT equipment - desktop computer 1
Computer IT equipment - desktop computer 1
Computer IT equipment - desktop computer 1
Software Software 1
Projector Sony VPL DX 120 Projector Corporate, 4pcs Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1
Metropolitan University
Title Model Equipment type Quantity Location
Microphone holder Microphone AKG Perception 170, Microphone holder Martin Wisman TS D056 Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1 Sound studio
Software TechnicalSuit 4 Win EDU Adobe CLP LIC, eLearning Suite 6.1 EDU Adobe CLP LIC, Master Collection CS6 EDU Adobe CLP LIC Software 1 Classrooms
Software Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2014 Education New Software 1 Classrooms
Projector 5.1 channel receiver/speaker package, Projector, DSLR Camera, DSLR Lens, Camera Tele Lens, Spot Light Kit, Microphone Holder, Blic, Charger, Tripod, Equipment Case, Battery Grip Audio, Video and Communication equipment – projector and TV 1 Sound and photo laboratory
Laptop Laptop MacBook Air, Adapter Tunderbolt, Adapter Mini Displayport - DVI, Adapter Mini Displayport - VGA, AirPort Extreme IT equipment - notebook computer 1
Camera 1626 Sigma 30mm f/1.4ex DC Canon sig30c, 4855 Vestcam LCD Monitor 7 HD vlcd7, 1722 Tokina 11-16 f/2.8 tok1116n Audio, Video and Communication equipment - photo equipment 1 Sound and photo laboratory
Camera Vestcam L360 Camtree ring LED,, Visico flash 312A Audio, Video and Communication equipment - photo equipment 1 Sound and photo laboratory
Spot light kit Spot Light Kit Audio, Video and Communication equipment – other 1 Sound and photo laboratory

Deliverables

Title Type To
WP1-D01 10 trained experts on study visit Training October 30, 2012
WP1-D04 28 experts on study visit Training November 30, 2012
WP1-D05 35 trained experts on student evaluation Training November 30, 2012
WP1-D06 1 survey on students behaviour Report February 28, 2013
WP1-D07 1 report mastercopy on students behaviour Report April 30, 2013
WP1-D08 8 experts on study visit Training April 30, 2013
WP1-D10 12 experts on study visit Training May 15, 2013
WP1-D11 1 plan for Summer University & Workshops Methodology May 15, 2013
WP1-D12 40 students on study period Training June 30, 2013
WP1-D14 16 interactive toolkits Other products December 31, 2012
WP1-D15 60 lessons at schools by new methods Learning resources October 31, 2013
WP2-D13 88 trained experts Training July 31, 2013
WP3-D16 11 experts on study visit Training October 31, 2013
WP3-D18 1 attitude survey Report November 30, 2013
WP3-D20 10 experts on study visit Training March 31, 2014
WP3-D23 1 survey on attitude changes Report May 31, 2014
WP3-D25 1 attitude report mastercopy Report June 30, 2014
WP3-D26 40 students on study period Training June 30, 2014
WP3-D28 1 plan for Summer University and Workshops Training July 31, 2014
WP3-D29 11 experts on study visit Training July 31, 2014
WP3-D31 60 lessons at schools by new methods Learning resources September 30, 2014
WP3-D27 1 conference reader mastercopy Report June 30, 2014
WP3-D36 20 experts on study visit Training September 30, 2014
WP4-D30 88 trained experts Training July 31, 2014
WP5-D02 1 work plan Report October 30, 2012
WP5-D17 1 evaluation midterm report Report October 30, 2013
WP5-D40 1 evaluation final report Report September 30, 2014
WP6-D24 500 copies printed of behaviour report Report May 31, 2013
WP6-D32 500 copies of attitude report Report August 31, 2014
WP6-D33 500 sum-up publication on study periods Report August 31, 2014
WP6-D34 500 copies of Conference reader Report August 31, 2014
WP6-D35 PR activity on international press Other products September 30, 2014
WP6-D37 100 students, 50 experts, 20 gvt off. in conference Events: Conferences and Seminars September 30, 2014
WP6-D39 80 MA final essays published Teaching material September 30, 2014
WP7-D19 500 education toolkits production Teaching material February 28, 2014
WP7-D38 1 website Learning resources September 30, 2014
WP7-D22 500 education toolkits' production Teaching material May 31, 2014
WP8-D03 10 trained member of aenagement Training October 30, 2012
WP8-D09 1 sustainable financial report Report April 30, 2013
WP8-D21 1 interim report Report March 31, 2014
WP8-D41 1 final report, overall mamagement Report September 30, 2014

Resources

Resource title Resource type Keywords Authors
Student book of study visits Book Study visits, mathematics, student work, experiential education, visual arts
Abstract
This book contains a part of the works that our students did during their one-month study visits to Austria, Hungary, Belgium and Finland.
Summer Schools for Visual Mathematics and Education Teaching / Training materials Summer school, visual mathematics, experiential education, visual arts
Description
Prva letnja škola - http://www.zuov.rs/programi1/detaljiStrucniSkup.aspx?kod=S3202013 Druga letnja škola - http://www.zuov.rs/programi1/detaljiStrucniSkup.aspx?kod=S6472014