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What is DARTEF?

DARTEF  is platform for learning mathematics via experiments. It is foreseen for 12-19 years old students and consists of two parts: digital experimentation and hands-on experimentation.

What digital experimentation is for?

It allows teacher to give students different examples – about how mathematics is used in real life, by real people in their current and future jobs.  Our digital experimentations allow students to not only solve typical exercises – but actively apply their mathematical knowledge in a variety of real-life contexts. For example, students can use linear functions for creating model of autonomous car, design a fountain show with simple fractions, control surgery robot via trigonometrical functions, grow plants with the help of polynomials, etc.

The video below is the example of giving authentic context to the topic of linear functions.

 
What hands-on experimentation is for?

Positive impact of hands-on experiments to learning process is known from physics and chemistry. DARTEF has invented original devices for experiments also in mathematics lessons. With this devices students are able to see abstract mathematical concepts in physical world. This helps students not just memorize procedures, but understand it more deeply and develop mathematical intuition.

The video below is the example of performing experiment with the device for studying linear functions.

What is the impact of DARTEF system on learning?

We have performed our first pilot in 7 schools with 166 students from March to May 2021. The results are very positive:

  • 75-90% of students reported satisfaction and increased interest in mathematics;
  • 6 out of 7 participated teachers said that lesson preparation time has been shortened;
  • 6 of 7 participated teachers were positively surprised about how well students managed with experiments.

Currently (September – December 2021) we are conducting large-scale school pilot. Let us know, if You want to join!

Can I try DARTEF experimentations in my class?

Yes, of course! Have a look at our digital and hands-on experimentations. You can download trial worksheets there. If you want to get more worksheets or physical devices for hands-on experimentation – please contact us, we will send you a sample.