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Signs of Mathematics: Fostering the Emergence of Conceptual Gesture Among Deaf Students

Project description

Gesturing to learn mathematics

Studies show deaf people face more difficulties in learning mathematics than others. Unfortunately, till now nobody has tried to explain the reasons for this problem. The EU-funded SignEd.Math project aims to create a new strategy for teaching maths to deaf students. The research will draw on the influence of sign language in mathematical conceptualisation to develop a base of learning environment where sign language is enriched by body activity and expression. This design-based research will allow the creation of a new educational theory and learning design that will be applicable for linguistically diverse people.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Net EU contribution
€ 264 669,12
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Germany

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Essen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
United States
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Franklin Street 1111 12 Floor
94607 Oakland Ca

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 177 265,92