Project IMALI

Inclusive Mathematical Literacy: developing teachers through a MOOC

The outcomes of European countries in international comparative studies (such as PISA and TIMSS), and surveys in individual countries, suggest that the mathematical skills of most European young people are inadequate. The European Union is committed to the development of mathematical literacy (MALI) for all learners.
The international comparisons suggest that lower attaining students and students from disadvantaged backgrounds have particularly weak skills.
PISA assesses the extent to which students can use their mathematical skills to solve everyday problems. Recent European projects have explored how to develop problem solving skills through inquiry based learning (e.g. PRIMAS, Fibonacci, LIMA, MASCIL). We have identified teacher development as a priority if the mathematical literacy of all learners, regardless of their background and prior attainment, is to be nurtured and developed.

Preparation Meetings

Coimbra, 2016

Alcalá de Henares, 2017

IMALI partners describe the importance of mathematical literacy for all, during the Alcala 2017 meeting.
We are working together to achieve this through the IMALI project.

LINKS to WEBPAGES from involved experts

Tomás Recio (Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, España)

Claudia Lázaro (Federación Española de Sociedades de Profesores de Matemáticas, FESPM-@fespm_es)

Juani Navas (Federación Española de Sociedades de Profesores de Matemáticas, FESPM-@fespm_es)

Juan Antonio Trevejo Alonso (Federación Española de Sociedades de Profesores de Matemáticas, FESPM-@fespm_es)

Sue Pope (Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, England and Association of Teachers of Mathematics, UK)

Jaime Carvalho e Silva (Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal)

Joaquim Pinto (Associação de Professores de Matemática, Portugal)

Renata Carvalho (Associação de Professores de Matemática, Portugal)

Maria Teresa Santos (Associação de Professores de Matemática, Portugal)

Neusa Branco (Associação de Professores de Matemática, Portugal)

François Moussavou (APMEP, France)

Antoine Bodin (Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille - Institut de Recherches sur l'Enseignement des mathématiques (IREM) , France)

Christian Mercat (IREM de Lyon, Université Lyon 1, France)

Ornella Robutti (Università di Torino - Dipartimento di Matematica, Italia)

Mirko Maracci (Università di Torino - Dipartimento di Matematica, Italia)


LINKS to international comparative studies

PISA - Programme for International Student Assessment

TIMSS - international comparative assessments of student achievement in mathematics and science


LINKS to PROJECTS with useful materials

PRIMAS - promote inquiry-based learning in mathematics and science at both primary and secondary levels across Europe

Fibonacci - Resources for Implementing Inquiry in Science and in Mathematics at School

LIMA - LehrInnovation in der Studieneingangsphase 'Mathematik im Lehramtsstudium'

MASCIL - mathematics and science for life

DI.FI.MA. DIdattica della FIsica e della MAtematica in Rete

MOOC Geometria DI.FI.MA. in Rete

MathMoocUniTO Use of GEoGEbra in MOOC from Torino

KIKS European Erasmus + project about promoting STEAM innitiatives among students of different countries (as a mean to foster math literacy)

Bowland Maths Bowland Maths aims to make maths engaging and relevant to pupils aged 11-14, with a focus on developing thinking, reasoning and problem-solving skills. In these materials, the maths emerges naturally as pupils tackle problems set in a rich mixture of real-life and fantasy situations.

Key understandings in mathematics learning Professor Terezinha Nunes, Professor Peter Bryant and Professor Anne Watson, University of Oxford for Nuffield Foundation

Applying Mathematical Processes Nuffield Applying Mathematical Processes (AMP) activities are accessible to all secondary pupils. There are 20 activities, split into abstract investigations (below) and practical explorations set in realistic contexts.

EMS Reference Levels Project - Reference Levels in School Mathematics Education in Europe

edUmatics - provide teachers of secondary mathematics with support to learn to use and integrate technology within their classrooms

PISA4U - School Improvement related to competencies

The Klein Project - The Klein Project is an IMU/ICMI project that began in 2008, with the aim of producing mathematics resources for secondary teachers on contemporary mathematics.


Updated: 17 March 2017