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
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.
Alcalá de Henares, 2017
VIDEO 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.
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.
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.