e-Learning materials to improve mathematical logic abilities of
students and workers
University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) is leading an international team
developing learning materials in the field of mathematical logic and
based on real-life applications of mathematical logic. The
materials will be published and used throughout the EU.
Manager Rami Rinneheimo (left) and Senior Software Developer Veikko
Eeva of Digia Ltd. with senior lecturers of Tampere University of
Applied Sciences Kirsi-Maria Rinneheimo and Hanna Kinnari, who are
familiar with the needs of working life for mathematical logic.
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developers have a desire to make products more user-friendly and
logically functional. Good mathematical skills help develop the
logical and critical thinking skills necessary for good design and
implementation of software and technology products.
A new project entitled “Mathematical and Applied Logic –
MALog” led by TAMK is addressing the growing need for new
learning materials and teaching resources for mathematical logic.
The project has received funding from the EU Lifelong Learning
Programme and involves institutions throughout the EU: in addition to
Tampere University of Applied Sciences the partners are the University
of Warwick in the UK, the Technical University of Civil Engineering
Bucharest in Romania, Hervanta High School in Tampere and the George
Cosbuc Bilingual High School in Bucharest.
The project will produce theoretical and practical tutorial material in
mathematical logic, including practice assignments, visualizations and
simulations. The project will enhance the learning process in an
innovative way by making an individual adaptive learning path available
for each learner. Links between the learning materials will
further enhance their quality and usefulness by allowing learners to
discover related material and relevant real-life problems. TAMK
and the other higher education project partners are developing over
sixty units of learning materials with their industrial partners.
Some of these are practical examples of systems that demand logical
reasoning, such as the management of traffic lights at street
intersections, the logic of railway points, and alarm systems for
The learning material being developed will be freely available on-line
and will enable school children, technology students and technology
professionals to further develop their mathematical skills. The
material produced will be available in English, Finnish, Romanian,
French and German.
The MALog project is part-funded by the EU Lifelong Learning Programme
and the results are expected in 2012.
More information: www.malog.org
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