SMEM - Significant Mathematics for Early Mathematicians


SMEM - Significant Mathematics for Early Mathematicians



SMEM - Significant Mathematics for Early Mathematicians is an Erasmus+ project where six European partner organizations prepare physical and virtual educational resources to develop the mathematical thinking in children of very early age.

The SMEM project aims to create innovative teaching methods in mathematics, addressed to children aged 3-8 years old. The project develops educational resources based in math museum activities. The museum language is different from the school language or even the traditional scientific popularisation language, and offers some unique experiences and dynamics that open up endless possibilities for joyful learning experiences for young children, and a diverse set of tools for their teachers.



The project results will include:

- A Small Hybrid Exhibition and Handbook, that will combine online and offline exhibitions through playful and experiential methods to enhance children’s interest and help them develop knowledge and abstract thinking; 

- A Didactic Suitcase for Pop-up Exhibitions and User’s Handbook, which will include inexpensive, reproducible and portable non-formal pop-up exhibits that can be used in kindergarten, classrooms as well as in workshops;

- A Digital Educator’s Companion for Workshops that will merge the non-formal methods of museums with formal classroom methods, to enhance students’ and teachers’ aptitudes in both learning approaches.



The partners of SMEM are:

- IMAGINARY (Berlin, Germany), Project Leader

- Mathematikum (Giessen, Germany)

- Fermat Science (Beaumont de Lomagne, Toulouse, France)

- MD Arhimedes (Belgrad, Serbia)

- Citizens in Power (Lakatamia, Nicosia, Cyprus)

- Museu de Matemàtiques de Catalunya (Cornellà de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain)