Second Implementation Session in Cyprus
The Online Platform of the MEET project has been developed to support children, aged 4 – 5, to develop metacognitive skills, which will in turn support them in future learning processes. The Online Platform consists of 18 individual stages of increasing difficulty, which aim to develop children’s mathematical and numerical skills. Parents/guardians and educators can support the children in using the platform and therefore, the children enhance their skills on counting objects and continuing to count, ranking/classifying numbers or objects, identifying numbers and patterns; and matching numerical figures with groups of objects. A pivotal element of the Online Platform is the fact that it was developed in a gamified way in order to allow children to learn through playing in groups and engaging in mathematical games. Children also have the opportunity to receive immediate feedback on the wrong and correct answers. In case of a wrong answer, the platform also encourages children to try again in order to score the right answer.
The second implementation session was delivered in Cyprus on the 7th March 2018 by CARDET. The session was carried out at the Nursery School “Paidika Patousakia” in the city of Nicosia. Nine children had the opportunity to use the Online Platform and play to pass the several stages. All children were excited to use the gamified platform and experimented with the different levels to recognise numerical patterns, solve equations that involved subtraction, match objects and animals with numbers and vice versa, write the missing numbers and rank groups of objects. The teachers and children were very interested in the platform of the MEET project and were very eager to continue playing in order to practice and enhance their mathematical skills.