Targeted students
- 78 French students for their math in English "Section Européenne" class, organised as
30 students aged 16 "classe de seconde", denoted by "FR-16 students",
24 students aged 17 "classe de première", denoted by "FR-17 students",
24 students aged 18 "classe de terminale", denoted by "FR-18 students".
- 15 Spanish students aged 15 to 18
Context
This project follows a first project held in 2019-2020 "Learning math through pi as a universal language". FR-17 and FR-18 students were members of that first project last year.
The FR math teacher, Odile and the ES math teacher, Inma had to take into account the unbalanced number of students to design the math activities.
Methodology
Math teachers Inma and Odile led phone conversations in September to define :
- the subjects in math, which will be produced
- the calendar time to match activities simultaneously for Fr and ES students,
- the chronological order and the type of activities, from the insight of promoting collaboration
- the respect of each country's constraints in the calendar of national academic year.
- in France, training for the "Grand Oral" final examination since the oral skills are trained on math contents in this class. Giving the FR students some ideas to formulate their question, according the frame of this Baccalauréat examination.
Protecting Personal Datas
FR school has a signed authorisation by all students' parents, which allows to post the videos made by students. However, some videos displaying one student's face were not posted on the TS. This situation happens while training for the Grand Oral examination.
ES school chooses either to blind students' faces on photos, or not showing any student's face at all.
Collaborative MATH activities
Activity (What) | students (Who) | Approximate period (When) |
Vocabulary - Kahoot | FR-17 students FR-16 students ES ..... | September October to November |
Vocabulary - Algorithms | FR-17 students | November |
Magic and Mathematics | FR-17 students | October to January |
Fractals | FR-18 students | September to November |
Secret Messages | FR-17 students | February to April |
The Monty Hall Problem | FR-18 students | December to February |
Geometry Algorithms | FR-16 students | January to April |
Final productions
- numerous videos to explain math concepts made by students,
- 3 Madmagz e-magazines, one per students group of age: age 16, age 17, age 18
Each FR and ES student receives his personal paper copy.
- twinspace pages collect some written interactions
- Erasmus Day Celebration on 15th October 2020, through video conferencing
- Preparation of a common event for Erasmus Day 2021