The M&L project presented during the 3rd Scientix conference 4-6 May 2018

Ariana Vacaretu, teacher at the Colegiul Naţional Emil Racoviţă (Cluj-Napoca), had the opportunity to present the Maths&Languages project during the 3rd Scientix conference 4-6 May 2018 in Brussels. More than 350 teachers, policymakers, researchers and project managers attended her talk. No doubt that it caught their eyes!

Thank you Ariana for this great dissemination work!


Iași M&L pupils participated in the MATh.en.JEANS congress in Chișinău (Moldova)

The last MATh.en.JEANS congress was held in Chișinău (Moldova) on the 12th of May in the library of the Moldovan Academy of Sciences.

This event gathered 70 participants: students, teachers and researchers of 8 workshops from Chişinău (2 teams), Hîncești and Ungheni (Moldavie) and from the nearby Romanian city of Iași (2 teams from Colegiul Naţional and 1 team from Colegiul Naţional „Costache Negruzzi”).

The two teams from Colegiul Naţional (Iaşi) that presented their research work via conferences and posters, like all the other students involved, are part of the M&L project. A great showcase for us!

LTTA (Learning Teaching Training Activities)

CNER M&L students from Cluj-Napoca go up in Altitude

Eight students from Colegiul National Emil Racovita Cluj-Napoca (CNER), accompanied by their teachers (Ariana Vacaretu and Monica Cotul) and their researcher (Lorand Parajdi) were part of the 7-day learning activity organized by Lycée d’Altitude de Briançon (France).

During the week, the students immersed in French Language, French culture, French lessons and universal mathematics.

“On Tuesday, I’ve been in three science lessons. I enjoyed a lot as I did, together with French peers, chemistry experiments. At home, we have few opportunities to do science experiments as the teaching approach is more theoretical”. (Flavia)

“After school, we had a lot of fun with our French hosts. In one evening, we went sleighing – as it was real winter in the French Alps.” (Andrei)

“During the guided tour, we found out a lot of information about Cité Vauban Briançon – a very well preserved medieval city.” (Alexandra)

“After studying the shape of the bells from the Briançon’s Collégiale (church) for almost one school year I was really happy to see them in reality.” (Vlad)

During the first four days of the exchange, Romanian and French students spent some time to finalize both the plenary, and the interactive presentation of their research results. In the last three days, the Romanian students and their French peers participated in the MATh.en.JEANS Lyon Congress. The Congress was a great opportunity for the students to develop interactive communication (about mathematics/ the research work) skills, oral scientific communication (about mathematics/ the research work) skills, and language skills (French and English). During the Congress, the students enjoyed sharing their research work and results and learned a lot of math.

“The best part of the Lyon Congress was Pierre Dehornoy’s presentation Magic Tricks and Graph Theory. It was an inspiring presentation – I’ve learned a lot from both the content of the presentation, and its delivery.” (Dragos)

Both the preparation of the presentations, and the presentations themselves gave opportunity to each student to raise awareness of the achieved results (by himself, by his group or the twin group) and to reorganise the new knowledge related to both the content and the process of the research.

“In the Forum, we discussed with a researcher who wanted to learn about our research results. He asked a question which gave us an excellent idea about a geometrical representation we didn’t think about.” (Ioana and Maria)

All in all, the experience was successful and very enjoyable and we all have come home with new things that we have learned or experienced and will stay with us for a long time.

“It was a very beautiful experience. I’m very happy that I had had that experience and I hope that I will have that opportunity again.” (Amos)

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The M&L project is on the Scientix platform!

The M&L project has been published on the Scientix online platform: http://www.scientix.eu/projects/project-detail?articleId=720102.

Information about the project is now available on this link in English, as well as the other seven languages they offer their content in (German, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish, Romanian, and Polish). A very good way to promote the project and its approach internationally. Thank you Ariana Vacaretu (Colegiul Naţional Emil Racoviţă) for the submission!

What is Scientix? Scientix collects and promotes best practices in science teaching and learning in Europe, and organises trainings and workshops for STEM teachers.


The Padova MATh.en.JEANS congress, a fantastic showcase of the M&L results

The Padova MATh.en.JEANS congress, organized by the Department of Mathematics « Tullio Levi Civita », of the University of Padova, took place from the 27th to the 29th of March 2018. It gathered more than 250 participants; MATh.en.JEANS students, teachers and researchers from France, Italy and Romania.

Among them, 4 M&L workshops: Liceo Curiel (Padova), Lycée Vaclav Havel (Bègles), Colegiul Naţional Emil Racoviţă (Cluj-Napoca) and Lycée d’Altitude (Briançon).

This international congress, entirely held in English, has been a good opportunity for M&L students to present their international collaborative research work and for the teachers and researchers to discuss about the M&L approach. A very effective way to disseminate information about the project!

See you next year in Iaşi for an even greater international congress!


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Publiée par Cambridge School of Constanta sur jeudi 29 mars 2018






LTTA (Learning Teaching Training Activities)

Bègles’ group travel to Padova, la bella vita!

A cancelled flight didn’t prevented them to meet their twinned groupe in Padova!

Students from Lycée Vaclav Havel (Bègles), accompanied by their teachers (Anne-Pascale Lemay, Nadine Castagnos and Cathy Racadot) and and their researcher (Adrien Boussicault) spent 6 days in Padova with their Italian research partners (from Liceo Curiel). The programme, nicely set-up by Mauro Dianin and Luca Fortin (teachers at Liceo Curiel), included M&L joint-research activity, tourism, discovery of Italian lessons, fun and of course a 3-day participation to the Padova MATh.en.JEANS international congress.

You will find here some pictures. More information about this trip will come soon!

LTTA (Learning Teaching Training Activities)

Kick-off of the travel season! Lycée Louis vicat (Souillac) visited Lycée Zmichowska (Warsaw). Overview of this event.

8 students and 2 teachers from Lycée Louis Vicat (Souillac) had the privilege to be warmly welcomed one week by their twins of the Lycée Zmichowska (Warsaw) from the 10th to the 16th of February 2018. This was the first official travel totally financed by the M&L Erasmus + project as LTTA meeting (Learning Teaching Training Activities).

After 5 months of intense virtual collaboration on their shared research topics, the pupils from these schools had finally the opportunity to meet physically. And what a meeting! They spent nearly 100% of their time together in tourism activities, M&L research meetings, meals, evening in the host families… They got to know each other very fast.

The core activity of the project, mathematics research, has given satisfactory results in terms of communication, exchanges of skills and methods and results formalisation by the students. All the twinned groups worked more than 6 hours in M&L seminars very seriously and went further on their shared conclusions. Some of them even finalised their presentations dedicated to the congress and started to write their common publications. A very nice way for them to realise how much learning foreign languages is crucial for their lives and professional careers to come!

No doubt that we have seen the birth of a group as it was really difficult to know which student was from Souillac or Warsaw by the end of the week. Apart from the accents of course… The beginning of a rich 3-years adventure!

LTTA (Learning Teaching Training Activities)

The meeting between Briançon and Cluj-Napoca students is now taking place!

The LTTA (Learning Teaching Training Activities) meeting between the Briançon and Cluj-Napoca teams is now taking place in the Lycée d’Altitude of Briançon (France). The programme includes M&L research seminars, immersion in French lessons and tourism before a joint travel to the Lyon MATh.en.JEANS Congress (22nd to 24th of March).

According to the latest information available, everything is running smoothly!

Romanian and French students, visiting the Collégiale of Briançon with their teachers.

Briançon students participated in the Forum des mathématiques (Aix-en-Provence)

They had the opportunity to present their research work to the 2 500 participants of this major mathematical event in southern France. They highlighted three of their research topics: Algorithm of video games, Shape of a church bell, The route of the ants (to discover the other research topics that they investigate, click here).

Briançon M&L students holding their stand

Dont hesitate to read the press article published in Le Dauphiné (French newspaper):