Project details

Project details

Cross-border promotion of talented student mathematicians in lower secondary school

A joint project between the University of Passau and Johannes Kepler University (JKU) in Linz aims to provide cross-border promotion for talented student mathematicians and scientists in their second year of secondary school. The project is being funded by the European Union's European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg Austria-Bavaria 2014-2020 programme.

It focuses on providing further support to talented student mathematicians outside of the regular school curriculum. Across four workshops, experts from both universities will didactically and technically investigate innovative methods and tools that will help talented students to put this mathematical talent to broader use than they are able to in everyday school life.

The workshops offer an opportunity to tackle complex mathematical topics in a fun way: during training units, children work out perfect tile patterns for bathrooms on the tablets provided or tackle square number rhymes and division caterpillars. After learning the basic theory, they also build various polyhedrons and use wooden parts that they have made themselves to gain an understanding of colouring proofs. In addition, there is a small competition built into the programme, giving students an opportunity to showcase their skills.

The project is being funded by the European Union's European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg Austria-Bavaria 2014-2020 programme.


Project period 01.09.18 - 31.07.20
Website http://www.fim.uni-passau.de/schueler-lehrer/foerderung-mathematisch-begabter-kinder/
Source of funding
Europäische Union (EU) > EU - Europäischer Struktur- und Investitionsfonds (ESI-Fonds) 2014-2020 > EU - ESIF - Europäischer Fonds für regionale Entwicklung (EFRE) 2014-2020 > EU - ESIF - EFRE - INTERREG Österreich-Bayern 2014-2020 (Kleinprojektförderung)
Project number NB-22
Areas Mathematics


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