Classroom and mathematics

Project: DiToM – Diagnostic Tools in Mathematics

This project aims to bring together expertise from different European countries and create a diagnostic material in mathematics. The project DiToM "Diagnostic Tool in Mathematics" has received funding within the EU program Erasmus+. The project is led by Universität Bielefeld, Germany, in collaboration with partner universities in Greece, Spain, Sweden, Croatia, Italy, and France, as well as partner schools in these countries.

Project information

Project manager
Håkan Sollervall
Other project members
Susanne Erlandsson and Karin Sällström, Linnaeus University
Participating organizations
Linnaeus University, Bielefeld Universität, Université Paris-Est Créteil, University of the Aegean, Libera Università di Bolzano, University of Rijeka, Federación Española, de Sociedades de Profesores de Matemáticas
Partner Schools in Sweden
Albäcksskolan, Hultsfred, Landsbro skola, Landsbro, Nättrabyskolan, Karlskrona, Prästängsskola, Alvesta
EU program Erasmus+
1st January 2023 — 31st December 2025
Mathematics education (Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Technology)

More about the project

Mathematical learning is always further learning. For example, students need basic skills from previous learning levels to continue learning successfully. The relationship between educational skills and individual learning success in mathematics education is well-studied internationally.

In many countries, selected diagnostic procedures are being developed to help teachers assess their students' skills and identify those children who need immediate support to ensure long-term success in school.

In several countries, more assessment tools are needed to help track the development of basic skills, from early arithmetic learning to algebraic thinking.

This project aims to bring together expertise from different European countries and create a diagnostic material that teachers can use to measure basic skills in arithmetic and algebra. From that, five diagnostic tests will be made (f-class, grade 2, grade 4, grade 6, and grade 8). In addition, the projects aim for diagnostic tools to support the special needs of an inclusive classroom. The diagnoses are to be tested in schools in different European countries, evaluated, and then created for teachers in the participating countries via a website In respective national languages.

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