About project

EU cofunded ITEM
Welcome to the local iTEM Project Official Website of the Czech Technical University in Prague as one of the partner and coordinator of some activities. iTEM stands for the innovative Teaching Educating in Mathematics and it is a Capacity Building Project in Higher Education funded by the Erasmus Plus Program.

The Motivation

  • Enhance the importance of mathematics to solve & describe real life challenges
  • Reduce the failure & drop of ratios in math based modules
  • How iTEM addresses the aforementioned challenges:
  1. Adoption of modern teaching methodologies e.g. PBL and POBL
  2. Synergy of teaching  with ICT tools
  3. Targeted Modules: Calculus I and Linear Algebra 
The main objective is to improve the teaching, learning, and understanding of 1st-year Mathematics among Engineers in Europe, Israel, Kosovo, and Uzbekistan. The main tools will be employed are:
  • Calculus Assisted Tools
  • Innovative Teaching Methods
  • Real Life Problems that can be tackled using fundamental Mathematics taught in Calculus I and Linear Algebra I.

Actions – Deliverables

  • Training Actions for Educators and Students
  • Production of Teaching Guides how to teach better Mathematics
  • Incorporation of ICT tools as delivery & assessment tools

Real life problems from:

  • Data Science
  • Analysis of Electrical Circuits
  • Robotics
  • Computer Science
  • Biology
  • Photonics

Role of the Czech Technical University in Prague in the project

The ITEM project is based on experience gained at CVUT, where as a result of implementing methodological changes in the way Math courses are being taught at the faculty of biomedical engineering, a dramatic 20% reduction in failure rates in math courses was recorded. CVUT will have a key role in the project.
It will be responsible to:
  1. Develop a teaching guide that explains / trains the teachers how to apply modern teaching methodologies such as PBL and POPBL during math lecture sessions, how to make students work independently during recitations, how to engage students to work in pair-learning during recitation, how to use frequent testing as a feedback mechanism;
  2. Develop & Optimize the assessment of the employed techniques towards more efficient math learning training;
  3. Provide real life problems from biology & medicine
  4. Host a progress meeting;
  5. Contribute to all the dissemination, exploitation and evaluation processes planned along this project

Project team (Czech Technical University in Prague)