Dynamic and creativemathematics using ICTAndreas UlovecFaculty of MathematicsUniversity of Vienna
Why a project about this topic?• ICT use in schools is often “calculation tool”and “drawing tool”• Reasoning and creativity are not priority inICT use• “I use ICT = I am a good teacher” w doesnot inspire thinking about how to use ICT
Project DynaMAT – partners• University of Pisa, Italy• University of Vienna, Austria• VIA University College, Århus, Denmark• University of Nitra, Slovakia• Academy of Science, Bulgaria• University of Iceland
Project DynaMAT – objectivesTo produce concrete examples, hints and goodpractices on how to apply dynamical ICT, and in thesame time to develop effectively the dynamicalthinking, reasoning and creativity of their pupils. Wewill tackle this situation with two approaches:a. show how the use of ICT can develop thevisualization process,b. show how to make visual reasoning anacceptable practice in mathematics education incombination with algebraic reasoning.
Project DynaMAT – outcomes• E-book with materials• Teaching units• Practical applications of ICT• Available for several levels of students, in severallanguages• Courses for teacher training• Workshops for teachers• Final conference• Project website• Dissemination activities
Project DynaMAT – examples• Geometry in the field using GPS• Mathematics in nature• Dynamical billiards• Euclidean Eggs• Composition tools in arts and photography• Fractals• Simulation of Chi-Square distribution• Car wheels• Optical lens• …
Project website – all materials for free!http://www.dynamathmat.euThank you for your attention!