Welcome to VITALMaths

VITALmaths is a multilingual collaborative research and development project between the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW) and Rhodes University in South Africa. The VITALmaths project produces short video clips specifically designed for the autonomous learning of Mathematics. These intellectually and visually appealing video clips are short (typically 1-3 minutes long) and specifically make use of natural materials to animate and develop a variety of mathematical concepts and processes. These video clips can be used in the preparation of lessons, for personal conceptualisation of mathematical concepts, and as motivational, exploratory and explanatory tools. The emphasis of VITALmaths is for teachers and students to use the video clips as autonomously and independently as they wish. Feedback from users will be utilised to continuously refine the design principles of the  video clips through  cyclical feedback process. 

Integral to the VITALmaths project is a research agenda which seeks to investigate the efficacy and implementation of this growing databank of video clips. If you would like to learn more about VITALmaths, have suggestions for further video clips, or would like to share your experiences with using these video clips, we would greatly value your comments and feedback.


Visit the VISUALmaths site


The VITALmaths and VITALmathsLIC site consists of a databank of short and funky video clips that specifically interrogate the conceptual aspects of a mathematical idea, process or concept. Some of the video clips contain strategic dialogues to encourage appropriate mathematical talk and conversation.

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SANDBOXmaths is a collection of more experimental video clips done by students in their mathematics teacher-training classes and researchers wishing to use specific video clips in their teaching and research.
Visit the SANDBOXmaths site