How to Teach and What to Teach: Some recent innovative projects in mathematics education world wide
Centrum Doskonalenia Nauczycieli ALMA
For more than forty years groups of mathematics teachers and educators world wide have been developing many new ideas for the teaching and the learning of mathematics: spiral curriculum, real life themes, use of technology, cooperative group learning, integrating mathematics with other subjects, and so on. These new ideas were the focus of the DQME I and II EU funded projects (Developing Quality in Mathematics Education) from 2005 to 2010. DQME created and tested thousands of practical classroom materials for students and teachers and these are now freely available on the DQME webpage in ten languages. These exciting new developments, in How to Teach and What to Teach, are being used more and more throughout the world. This talk will look at the origins of this paradigm shift in mathematics education and will give practical examples of how it is being implemented today in the classroom.