# Teaching mathematics by experimenting with AI challenges

## Our Objectives

Motivate and give meaning to mathematics

Move towards abstraction by manipulating and experimenting

## Educational resources for high school mathematics teaching

Using AI challenges, MathAData co-develops with teachers **pedagogical and digital supports.**

These resources make it possible to teach mathematics through **manipulation and experimentation.**

Designed by and for teachers, they focus on the **high school curriculum.**

A half-day training and support make it possible to start without AI knowledge.

Marie, mathematics teacher at César Baggio High School, Lille

We discovered the MathAData project at the start of the 2023 school year, and I decided to test the activities with my bridge class (students in difficulty). The activities are varied and allow different parts of the curriculum to be covered with a concrete hook, as an introduction or deepening of concepts. Working on the computer sparked everyone's interest. The students were able to go at their own pace and achieved much more than I expected, gaining confidence. We were also able to work on paper, with progressive exercise sheets.

MathAData is a valuable resource for conducting varied and motivating activities. It naturally fits into the goals of allowing for manipulation and differentiation in our sequences.

## Teaching math with challenges

Download the scientific presentation### 1. Data challenge

- Concrete and motivating problems
- Easy for students to understand
- Quick translation into mathematical terms
- Open problems: everyone can propose their solution

### 2. Mathematical modeling

Covering the entire high school mathematics curriculum

### 3. Manipulate, experiment

**Manipulate:** build mental models, visualize errors, experiment

Example: choose the parameters of a line to separate two point clouds

**Experiment:** test ideas, develop a mathematical reasoning to understand what you are looking for

Example: find a performing feature by averaging over an area of the image

### 4. Train, calculate, demonstrate

Paper exercises to practice and continue mathematical abstraction