The European SMART (Science and Mathematics Advanced Research for Good Teaching) Project is run by the Italian Ministry of Education in cooperation with other international partners from Sweden (Chalmers University), the Netherlands (TU Delft), Germany (Saint Thomas School), Hungary (Radnoti School) and Italy (Carlo Anti, University of Turin, University of Rome3, Academy of Sciences, Confindustria). It is aimed at developing initiatives to promote innovation, exchange of experiences and know-how between different types of organizations in more fields of education and training. The principal objectives include improving professional competences, and supporting innovation in the teachers' system of training. It also aims to provide tools and methodologies to facilitate the acquisition of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) skills.
SMART adopted Maple T.A. and Maple already being used by some of the partners. One of the intellectual outputs of the Project is the construction of two open online courses for Mathematics and Science teachers, containing different modules based on the adoption of innovative technologies like Maple and Maple T.A. These courses help teachers to acquire mathematical and scientific competences, and are aimed at teaching that supports the students' learning with constant formative assessment.