The Universal Language of Mathematics (ULM)

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  • Accelerating the process of refugee/migrant students’ integration into a host society through the use of mathematics
  • Promotion of communication amongst refugee/migrant students, their parents, their teachers and native students
  • Addressing refugee/migrant students’ levels of school achievements and potential difficulties with knowledge acquirement
  • Contributing to the solution of shortage in supplementary learning materials for refugee/migrant students by developing new digital learning materials
  • Supporting teachers and social workers in tackling early school leaving amongst refugee/migrant students


  • Conceptualisation, conduction and finalisation of qualitative comparative research on the situation with migration in Germany and Italy, including statistical and sociological data, best practices and recommendations on the integration of refugee/migrant children and young people in schools
  • Conceptualisation, conduction and finalisation of quantitative research in a form of a survey that will involve 300 students in Turkey (both locals and those with refugee/migrant background) 
  • Preparation, creation and piloting of the set of activity books for students and their parents that will provide methodology, guidelines and mathematical exercises aimed at fostering social inclusion of refugee/migrant children and youngsters
  • Creation and piloting of the online platform that will provide relevant information on the project and host the activity books in the form of an Open Educational Resource (OER)


  • Report on the comparative analysis of the situation with migration in Italy and Germany, results of the student survey in Turkey, best practices analysis and recommendations in all of the partner country’s languages
  • Booklets and activity books for refugee/migrant students and their parents that will be available in English and Arabic and later published as an OER on the project’s online platform
  • An online platform, where all of the project’s outputs will be publicly available to a wide audience for free


  • Coordinator: YCC (Turkey)
  • IMA (Germany)
  • CESIE (Italy)

Il progetto

The Universal Language of Mathematics (ULM)

Numero di progetto

Data di attuazione

01/02/2019 – 30/08/2021

Istituzione Finanziatrice

DG EAC, Erasmus+, Key Action 2: Co-operation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices – Strategic Partnership for School Education



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