Mattecentrum is a Swedish non-profit organisation aiming to stimulate students' interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).
By giving our students confidence through positive experiences with mathematics, we hope to help them to a good education and, in the future, a rewarding career.
Mattecentrum was founded in 2008. Our mission is to work for equal opportunities to learn, improve students' knowledge in math and stimulate their interest in mathematics. Today Mattecentrum operates both online and offline. All of our services are free of charge for the user/participant.
We arrange tutoring sessions, so-called ”maths labs”, in cities all over Sweden where students are offered help with their homework by volunteers. Everyone is welcome, regardless of their knowledge, curriculum or school. Today Mattecentrum arrange math labs in over 30 cities, and in total we have over 100 math labs every week. Every month the math labs are visited by 5.000 students.
www.matteboken.se is an online tutoring tool consisting of theory texts, video lessons and interactive exercises to all math courses, from year 3 in compulsory school to upper secondary school. www.matteboken.se is also offered in an Arabic language edition: arabiska.matteboken.se.
www.pluggakuten.se is an online forum for everyone who is studying mathematics and other subjects in compulsory school, upper secondary school and at universities.
On www.formelsamlingen.se you will find formulas for mathematics, physics and chemistry.
Math planet is an online resource where one can study math for free. Take our high school math courses in Pre-algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Geometry. We have also prepared practice tests for the SAT and ACT.
Math is fun!
Mattecentrum strongly believes that mathematics is fun: it's fun to learn, to know and to experience math together with others.
Every year we collect as many volunteers as possible and arrange conventions in cities all over Sweden just before the national exams in mathematics. The national exams are obligatory for all students in upper secondary school in Sweden. At the conventions we help around 2.500 students (the number is growing every year) to prepare and practice for the exams.
In 2015 we set a new Guinness World Records for the largest math class with 3.611 participants.
What we do and why we do it
Education is the foundation that a skilled workforce must be built on. In the future we will see a shortage of graduates from the higher scientific and technical educations, and a shortage of skilled workers within the vocational area. If we want Sweden to be competitive in the future, we need a workforce consisting of the brightest minds and hands. They are the ones who will develop new medicines, new technologies and in the long run create growth and development for their employees and for a sustainable Sweden.
Through Mattecentrum's math tutoring and online tools we wish to increase young people’s math skills and make them interested in developing their potential to a maximum. We help everyone, regardless of whether the student is struggling or is looking for a challenge.
All of Mattecentrum's volunteers have a high professional standard and enthusiasm for mathematics. They want to share their knowledge of and passion for mathematics with others and they have at least studied mathematics in upper secondary school and many of them have chosen a mathematical path within studies and work. Mattecentrum recruits, organizes and guarantees the quality of the help. In order to guarantee the quality of our math labs, we conduct interviews with all new volunteers, to be sure of their abilities as well as their commitment to the sharing of knowledge.
Are you good at math and a native speaker of another language than Swedish? Become a volunteer at Mattecentrum! Please contact the project leader in your nearest town.