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THE IMPACT OF AN ONLINE MATHEMATICS EDUCATION PROJECT (MATACTIVA) ON HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENTS

A.P. Lopes, L. Babo, C. Torres

Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP) / ISCAP – CICE / UIE (PORTUGAL)
The Online Mathematics Education Project (MatActiva) is an exciting new initiative which aims to support and enhance mathematics education. The project is led by the Institute of Accounting and Administration of Porto (ISCAP), part of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP). It provides innovative resources and carefully constructed materials around themes such as Elementary Mathematics, Calculus, Algebra, Statistics and Financial Mathematics to help support and inspire students and teachers of mathematics. The goal is to increase mathematical understanding, confidence and enjoyment, enrich the mathematical experience of each person, and promote creative and imaginative approaches to mathematics. Furthermore the project can be used to deliver engaging and effective mathematics instruction through the flipped classroom model. This paper also presents the findings of a large survey, whose propose was to study the student’s reaction to the project.