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Iași MATh.en.JEANS congress: big meeting for the second year of the project

From the 9 to the 12 of May, 400 participants went to Iași congress, in Romania. With 8 countries represented, that was a record for the association and most of the M&L partners went there.

For some, it concluded their LTTA week, for other, it was one more congress. A special occasion to all students to present their research in english, live an international congress like a researcher, and meet some little researchers like them. During tree days, they presented their work with their twins, visited the city, the university, and listened some mathematics conferences.

Liceo Curiel and Lycée Vaclav Havel, Collège Sainte-Véronique and Colegiul Naţional Iasi, Lycée Arago Colegiul Național B.P Hasdeu, Colegiul National Mihai Eminescuand and Lycée Bellevue, Alès, Lycée d’altitude and Colegiul Naţional Emil Racoviţă presented their year-work by twins. At least, more than 30 subjects were presented.

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One week in Romania with Lycée d’altitude and Colegiul Naţional Emil Racoviţă

From the 5th to the 12th of May, twins students and their professors had one week together, for their Maths&languages year.

First, They spent 5 days in Cluj-Napoca, in order to work on their Mathematics research, and the most important for french students, live like Romanians! This exchange was mainly cultural, all french students discovered the habits of their hostess, very welcoming. Despite the weather, they even organized a mathematic treasure hunt across the city. Students could advance in their researches, and work on there common presentation for the congress.

Everyone went to the congress in Iaşi. How? Across the Romanians Carpates of courses! The most amazing thing for everyone. They also visited a traditional life Romanian museum during the trip. The congress, around 400 persons was very fast, everyone enjoyed the atmosphere, discussed with all students around Europe.

Next step? Try to write a common article and summit it to the editorial committee of the Association!

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When Warsow discover Dordogne valley

Lycée Zmichowska came to visit his twin Lycée Louis Vicat in Souillac, from 30th mars to 7th of april for the LTTA meeting, for the second year of the project.

9 students, their mathematic professor and researcher from Warsaw came during one week, in the South-West of France. Their Program ? Mathematics of course, with a 3 hours seminar each day preparing the congress. It was a very good experience in terms off english communication, and mathematics research. The week were about cultural visits such as Lascaux IV, but the most important: living like a South-West french!

The week finished by the most important thing for M&L students: the congress! Two subjects were presented by the two groups of the twin in english, in front of the 500 participants. Very intimidating, but the students, well prepared succeed and impressed the audience.

Read all the week report here

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A second transnational meeting to end the first school-year!

25 teachers representing the 10 partner schools (+ 2 invited ones) and the MATh.en.JEANS association gathered on the 31st of May and 1st of June in the Colegiul Naţional Iași (Romania). This second transnational meeting ended the first school-year of Maths&Languages and was the opportunity to review all the activities of the project in 2017-2018.

In short, the physical meetings between twinned teams (LTTAs*) were very much appreciated by students, teachers and researcher as well as joint participations to congresses (in France or in Padova, Italy).  There is more work to be done to harmonise maths research and communication practices and to fix technical issues but everything is running well!

The atmosphere was good and the group looks forward to meeting again in Warsaw for the 3rd transnational meeting (27th-28th of September)!

PS: It should be noted that the M&L partners were pleased to welcome two new schools that are using the M&L approach: Lycée Bellevue (Alès, France) and Colegiul Naţional Mihail Eminescu (Satu Mare, Romania)!

* Learning, Teaching and Training Activities.

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The MatReLan project rewarded by the eTwinning Romanian agency

The eTwinning project Doing Math as Researchers Do It – MatReLan (2016-2017) was awarded the first prize in the mathematics and sciences category by the Romanian eTwinning national agency.

This is a deserved recognition for Ariana Vacaretu (Colegiul Naţional Emil Racoviţă, Cluj-Napoca) that we all are very happy to have by our side for the next three years.

Ariana Vacaretu, thanking the eTwinning platform proved to be an excellent way to support students cooperation for doing their research

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The M&L project started!

The project officially started on the 1st of September but its cooperation activities began on the 5th and 6th of October via the first transnational meeting. It gathered during two days three representatives of the MATh.en.JEANS association and 22 teachers (mathematics and languages) from the 10 partner schools in Belgium, France, Italy, Poland and Romania.

They were involved in a very intense schedule in order to get to know each other, set up the calendar and the Maths&Languages approach for the next school-year . The opportunity has been given to the participants to get trained to the communication tools they will use among the twinnings and to talk about the administrative and financial follow-up, communication and evaluation of the project.

Plenary session    Group work

More than 20 hours of work for these 25 brave fellows that kept smiling all the way long and look forward to participate in the next transnational meeting (Iasi, Romania 31st of May and 1st of June 2017). In the meantime, the 5 international twinnings will be fully operational passing through at least 3 videoconference meetings and 1 physical one, very regular discussions on the shared research topics. All of this in a foreign language bien sûr ! 

eTwinning training session