E-Math is an EU-project funded by the Central Baltic Programme IV A 2007-2013 with the aim to improve students' motivation and competence in mathematics. The project is led by Professor Ralph-Johan Back and involves six partners; the cities Turku (lead partner), Tallinn, Stockholm, Mariehamn as well as Åbo Akademi University and the University of Turku.
The E-Math project was started in 2011 and has developed a new teaching method for high school mathematics that combines a different way of presenting maths called structured derivations with interactive e-books. The e-books have a built-in editor that makes it possible to write mathematics using standard mathematical notation, a feature that has been difficult to achieve earlier in web based editors. The method has been tested in 15 schools (ca. 400 students) in Estonia, Finland and Sweden with encouraging results.
The project has produced 15 e-books in three languages that will be available free of charge to the general public in January 2014. The books follow the curriculum for the mathematics taught in the first year of high school in the participating countries.