The MaSuD project, a KA229 Eramus+ partnership, combines two educational issues: math anxiety and raising awareness on environmental issues.
We believe that learning mathematics through open-ended problems allows students to overcome math anxiety and acquire various concepts and thinking skills.
1. raise students' awareness of environmental issues and sustainable development by having them manipulate mathematical tools that allow them to measure the impact of particular actions;
2. increase students' interest in science and in particular in mathematics by proposing open problems to be dealt with in groups;
3. develop students' math competences, creativity, cognitive abilities, and collaboration skills;
4. practice written and oral English via international collaboration and communication.
Four partner schools, two French and two Romanian, with some experience in implementing math research (MeJ) workshops, will work together to reach the project aims.