Mathematical thinking influences decisions in all areas of life - private, social and civil. The mathematics' curriculum provides a framework, which enables the children to develop mathematical knowledge and mathematical skills, and understanding of how they can be applied in everyday life.

The comprehensive concepts for mathematical thinking and mathematical tasks should support the teaching and learning process in these five basic areas:

  • Numbers and the decadal system
  • Arithmetic
  • Calculating with variables
  • Geometric shapes and spatial thinking
  • Handling data

In every area, children should learn to:

  • understand and apply facts, methods and concepts
  • interpret results and share information in mathematical language
  • establish connections between mathematical concepts and procedures
  • apply these skills in practical and meaningful mathematical tasks

The children are encouraged to discover their own approaches and to discuss mathematical problems with their classmates, to think logically and to understand the importance of mathematics in everyday life according to the child's development stage.

Account should be taken of the following didactic principles:

  • Developing the language of mathematics
  • Developing and using calculations in the four operations
  • The different role and functions of exercises
  • Using a range of illustrative examples
  • Varying methods of representation
  • Varying teaching and learning methods

Mathematics is the only subject in which homogenous material exists for all language sections and years: the Intermath books. There are two (or three) compulsory workbooks assigned for each year and each languages section. This ensures that the teaching and learning content is identical for all classes and years. Intermath books can be complemented by national materials.

Each year, the teachers of all years and language sections are informed about the material available at the school, about training sessions as well as about important information regarding the annual meeting of the mathematics coordinators of all European Schools. New colleagues receive an introduction to the concept of Intermath.

For several years, the ESM has regularly been taken part in the "Kangaroo Mathematics" competition. Traditionally, on the third Thursday in March all third to fifth years of Primary School classes as well as classes of different language sections of the Secondary School (except for classes which do not correspond to the languages of the competition) participate. The task sheets are distributed in each of the participating language sections. This competition is also carried out internationally.

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Erster Unterrichtstag im Schuljahr 2018/19
1. Schultag : Klassen 1
Elternabend Grundschule Klassen Klassen P1 + P2 GR
Elternabend Grundschule P1 + 2 GR + L2 + KIVA
Elternabend Kindergarten
Elternabend Grundschule P2 + P3NL + L2 + KIVA
Elternabend Grundschule P2 + P3 NL + L2 + KIVA
Elternabend Grundschule P3 + L2 + KIVA (Ohne P3 NL)
Jugendverkehrsschule für die 5. Klassen
Elternabend Grundschule P4 + L2 + KIVA
Elternabend Grundschule SWALS
Elternabend Grundschule P5 + P4 GR/NL + L2 + KIVA
Tag der deutschen Einheit
Büchermarkt für den guten Zweck
Bio-Brotbox-Aktion 1. Klassen
Erziehungsrat 1
Erziehungsrat 1. Sitzung KG/GS
Pädagogischer Tag
Austausch Rennertschule
Büchermarkt für den guten Zweck
St. Nikolaus in der Grundschule Kl. 1. & 2.
Erziehungsrat 2
Adventsfeier P5 Grundschule
Adventsfeier P4 Grundschule
Adventsfeier Kindergarten
Adventsfeier P1 & P2 Grundschule
Adventsfeier P3 Grundschule
Lucia Konzert KG/P1/P2
Beginn U-Bahn-Sicherheitstraining für die 4. Klassen
ESM-Skirennen P5
Faschingsfeier im Kindergarten und in der Grundschule
Erziehungsrat 3
Elternabend Landschulheim für P4 und P5 Klassen
Tag der Arbeit
Fußballturnier P3, P4 und P5
Fußballturnier 2019 P3, P4 und P5
Landschulheim für Klassen 4 und 5
Erziehungsrat 4
P5 Abschiedsfeier der Grundschule
Erster Schultag im Schuljahr 2019/20
Deutscher Nationalfeiertag
Tag der Arbeit

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