MathCityMap wishes you a Merry Christmas!
Dear MathCityMap users,
at the end of the year 2022, we would like to take a brief look back at the many great events and developments that the past months have offered MathCitMap, as we do every year:
- Over 20,000 new tasks were created in the system this year, so that we now count a total of over 50,000 tasks in the MathCityMap portal, of which approx. 15,200 tasks have been published. There has never been such a strong increase in tasks in a single MathCityMap year!
- A total of 45,000 mathtrails were downloaded in 2022. In addition, 2,700 digital classrooms were conducted with a total of approximately 12,400 participants and almost 1,700 badges were awarded to MCM authors.
- We also saw a record increase in the number of registered users: Approximately 8,000 new MathCityMap users have registered in the system, bringing the MCM community to over 18,000 members, almost doubling in size within a year.
- We also had a new addition to our team. Patrick André Müller has been supporting us since this year and, together with our technical team, ensures that MathCityMap continues to function smoothly for you.
- Our Erasmus+ project MaSCE³ (Math Trails in School, Curriculum and Educational Environments of Europe) has been successfully completed. We would like to thank our European partners from Portugal, France, Estonia and Spain in particular for the fantastic cooperation during the project and we are already very excited to see how cooperation can develop in the future.
- Of course, MCM was not to be missed at international events. We and our partners presented the system and its latest developments at the CERME conference and at the Tomorrow Summit in Porto. In addition, there were again numerous workshops and activities that brought MathCityMap closer to researchers, teachers and students.
- The partner school programme launched as part of the MaSCE³ project has also been widely expanded. There are now 30 official MathCityMap partner schools in a total of 8 countries that have successfully completed the application process and we are already looking forward to many more applications from all over the world.
- The e-learning tool ASYMPTOTE, which was introduced in last year’s annual review and has its roots in MCM@Home, is now fully usable for adaptive and synchronous distance learning and we are already excited about how positive the initial feedback has been.
We are once again blown away by the fantastic and exciting developments in the MCM system, not to mention the community. Thank you for your joy and willingness to experience mathematics in a new way and to give learners a unique view of this great subject and their environment. You fill MathCityMap with life, new tasks and trails and thus make a decisive contribution to constantly rethinking and improving mathematics learning and the functions of MathCityMap.
We wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2023. We are already looking forward to welcoming many new members to the MCM community and discovering new, exciting tasks all over the world.
Your MathCityMap Team