- Matemática Interactiva (Interactive Mathematics),
carried out under the Ciência
Viva III (from June 1999 until July 2000).
The goal of this project was the design and creation of interactive math modules for temporary exhibitions and subsequent integration into an Interactive Center whose creation was envisaged. In this context, Atractor built a travelling exhibition of Mathematics with more than 20 physical exhibits.
- Mathematics in Everyday Life, Maths Alive,
was submitted to the European Commission by several European
partners (from January 2000 to April 2003).
The aim of this project was the production of mathematical exhibits. In the scope of this project, Atractor built five physical modules: a small Ames Room model, an explanatory exhibit related to perspective, equipment for stereoscopic projections and virtual mathematical contents for these projections, a copy of a Square City exhibit and a copy of the Ant Problem exhibit.
- Páginas interactivas de Matemática na web (Interactive
pages of Mathematics on the web), carried out under the "Construction
and development of web pages" program of Ciência Viva (September
2001 to June 2003).
The goal of this project was the acquisition of a server, the creation of the domain www.atractor.pt, the enlargement of the contents of the site and the improvement of its design. Regarding the site's enlargement, Atractor produced the Simmetry, playing with mirrors section, expanded the Maths Alive section, built new interactive applets and virtual images.
- Pencil - Atractor collaborated in the Ludo-matemática project submitted by Ciência Viva, within the scope of the European project Pencil. In this project also collaborated APM - the Portuguese Association of Mathematics Teachers and SPM - the Portuguese Society of Mathematics (Atractor's collaboration took place between September 2005 and September 2006). In the scope of the project, Atractor built the following virtual contents: Simulation with StarLogo - Geometric examples and Grass, rabbits and foxes, Dandelin Spheres.
- Cientistas de palmo e meio, carried out under the program Ciência Viva VI. Atractor collaborated with the Furadouro Social Promotion Center in this project aimed at pre-school and at 8 year old students.
- Divulgação da Matemática (Mathematical Dissemation), funded by the Gulbenkian Foundation (from December 2004 to August 2007). In the scope of this project, three articles were written for the magazine "Gazeta de Matemática", an article for the magazine "Educação e Matemática" and the following pages were created for Atractor's site: Morley's Theorem, Identification numbers with check digit algorithms, Preys and predators, Curvature and torsion, Math without words, Incommensurability, How to rank pages on the web, Tangram, Shells, Paths on a surface and Sequences of polygons. Contents for webMathematica were also developed: webMathematica was meanwhile installed on Atractor's site (but it was temporarily deactivated).
- Universidade Júnior (Junior University)- Atractor participed in the project Universidade Júnior, of the University of Porto, in four editions (2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008). Atractor was responsible for two activities in 2005, one in 2006, three in 2007 and one in 2008.
Viva VI Projects :
- Matemática interactiva para invisuais (Interactive
math for the blind). This project started on March 1, 2006 and
ended on September 30, 2008. It was supported by DREN
- Material Production Center, Engineering Faculty of the University of
de Sinais e Sistemas - Laboratory of Signals and Systems), Laboratório
de Inteligência Artificial e Ciência de Computadores da Universidade
do Porto (Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science
of the University of Porto).
See here materials produced by the Atractor for blind students.
- Módulos expositivos de Matemática (Exhibits of
Mathematics). This project started on April 1, 2006 and ended
on September 30, 2008. It was supported by the School
of Technology and Management of the Polytechnic Institute of Bragança
and the Secondary
School Filipa de Vilhena.
The aim of this project was to produce two interactive modules suitable for a Mathematical exhibition whose construction required some sophisticated technical means. One of the modules, Turtle Geometry, was completed and used, while the other, Billiards by Laser Reflection, had construction problems.
- Matemática interactiva para invisuais (Interactive math for the blind). This project started on March 1, 2006 and ended on September 30, 2008. It was supported by DREN - Material Production Center, Engineering Faculty of the University of Porto (Laboratório de Sinais e Sistemas - Laboratory of Signals and Systems), Laboratório de Inteligência Artificial e Ciência de Computadores da Universidade do Porto (Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science of the University of Porto).
- Another project funded by Ciência Viva: Conteúdos
virtuais de Topologia e Sistemas Dinâmicos (Virtual contents
of Topology and Dynamical Systems).This project started on the
first of March 2007 and ended on 30 September 2008.
The purpose of the project was the design and production of virtual interactive materials to support the teaching and dissemination of Mathematics. 33 virtual exhibits were produced for the site and some content developed for the DVD Simmetry, the dynamical way.
Remark: The projects described in the two previous points were funded by: