The MCM team wishes Merry Christmas
Dear MathCityMap users,
the year 2021 is now slowly coming to an end and although many things did not go as planned for many people, there were a lot of positive events and developments here at MathCityMap. With the turn of the year and the holidays in sight, now is the right time for a short look back:
- Over 12,000 new tasks were created in the system this year, so we now count a total of almost 30,000 tasks in the MathCityMap portal, of which about 10,500 tasks have been published. The number of tasks created has almost doubled within the last year!
- A total of 32,000 mathtrails were downloaded in 2021. In addition, 1,300 Digital Classrooms were conducted with a total of approximately 8,800 participants and nearly 3,500 badges were awarded to MCM authors.
- We also saw a significant increase in the number of registered users: Approximately 3,800 new MathCityMap users have registered in the system, bringing the MCM community to 10,000 members.
- But not only the MCM community grew strongly, also our team could report some new members. We are very happy to welcome Tim Läufer, Jos Fabiunke, Rebecca Stäter and Philipp Larmann. In addition, Ivan Gurjanow and Simone Jablonski successfully completed their doctorates.
- Our Erasmus+ project MaSCE³ (Math Trails in School, Curriculum and Educational Environments of Europe) is also being continued successfully. Therefore, we would like to thank our European partners from Portugal, France, Estonia and Spain. In particular, we would like to mention the MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) that took place in the spring of this year. A very successful online training series in which more than 100 teachers from all over the world were trained to become real MathCityMap experts.
- In general, there were again many international events with MCM this year. From mathtrail events in Santander (Spain) to presentations at international conferences such as PME or ICTMT to teacher trainings in Portugal, Spain and Indonesia, there were again a variety of activities that brought MathCityMap closer to researchers, teachers and students.
- Also as part of the MaSCE³ project, we were able to award the official title of “MathCityMap Partner School” for the first time. Gymnasium Trudering successfully completed the application process and can now benefit from our international network in a unique way. In addition, the students received a package with measurement tools for working on math trails in class.
- A lot has also happened in the field of virtual teaching and distance learning. The concept of MCM@Home has been continuously developed over the past year into a stand-alone system and we are very pleased that ASYMPTOTE will be available as early as spring 2022.
Especially despite the pandemic-related restrictions this year, we are even more excited about the fantastic and exciting developments of the MCM system and last but not least the community. Without your joy in discovering and creating new tasks and mathtrails, this project would never be where it is now and therefore we would also like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of you. Thank you for filling this digital system for school practice with life again and again and carrying it further into your communities.
We wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2022. We are already looking forward to welcoming many new members to the MCM community and discovering new, exciting tasks around the world. Stay healthy!
Your MathCityMap Team Frankfurt