Towards New Teaching in Mathematics
What Do We Learn from SINUS (Germany)?
Between 1998 and 2007 the improvement in the quality of mathematics and science education was initiated, tested, and systematically spread by the SINUS project in Germany. More than 1800 schools took part.
In 2007 the European Union published the so-called Rocard report “Science Education NOW: A Renewed Pedagogy for the Future of Europe”. An expert commission analysed numerous initiatives in different European countries that have the objective of improving the teaching of mathematics and natural sciences. Two projects were distinguished as being significant and in tune with the objective at the highest level. One of them is the SINUS project.
This international assessment of SINUS led to a strong perception of this national project also in non-German-speaking countries. In order to make the goals, contents, ideas, approaches, materials, and results of SINUS internationally known and transparent, in particular for the subject of mathematics, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) financially supported English translations of selected documents.
We are going to publish all translations as PDF documents here on the SINUS server.