"Mathematics in Action" (MiA) is a European project funded by the Grundtvig 1 action, within the frame of the Socrates programme.
The partner institutions come from Denmark, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Spain and Hungary. The aim of this project is to empower teachers in adult education in order to improve the functional numeracy of European adults.
The basis for the outputs of the project will be established through the use of teacher questionnaires and national reports based on these questionnaires. The reports and a variety of theoretical approaches will be discussed in a series of project seminars, and so will the various drafts of the handbook that will result from the project. In addition to four project seminars, two coordinators’ meetings make up the framework of the project organisation.
The main output from the project will be a handbook for teachers consisting of two main parts:
a) Theoretical thoughts on learning mathematics in real life situations, based on our investigations in the seven countries, and
b) Examples of alternative ways of learning and teaching, based on practical experience.
The handbook is intended to be used in e.g. Grundtvig 3 courses for teachers who teach numeracy to adults.
The project web page has been operative since February 15th 2005.
An international Conference will be held in Copenhagen the 8th and the 9th of October 2007.