This project is an extension of the project "Life Is Math, Math Is Life" .
We'll continue our search for the mathematics and its purpose in our everyday lives. We'll share our lessons and experiences.
More details about the previous project could be found in our e-book:
Our aim is to show students an application of mathematics in practice, encourage them to find a connection between mathematics and the world around us and train them to use their mathematical knowledge as an advantage in practical life.
At the same time, their knowledge of foreign languages will get better as well as the skills from the computer science and the knowledge from the other subjects. They will also develop their communication skills, connect with peers from other countries and learn about their everyday lives.
Topics covered in the project will be adapted and suitable to the curriculum of each country and grades. Depending on the specific tasks, students will work individually, in pairs or in groups. We will try to adapt to the foreknowledge of students. We will create illustrations, showcase of math lessons which will be practical. We will measure real values and calculate verbal tasks, trying to solve problems from everyday life using the mathematical knowledge. By making videos, e-books and other kind of presentations we will show our work. Teachers and students will exchange their experience.
All partners will be involved in the making suggestions, choosing topics and assignments, participating in discussions and creating their own pages on the Twin Space. We will consult, exchange opinions and experiences about all activities.
The main idea is to develop a love for mathematics and enable our students to access learning in different ways, to teach them how to use their knowledge in practical life. Exchanging experiences between our pupils will improve their mathematical knowledge and many other qualities as eg communication skills, learning foreign languages, computer skills and other subjects. Hence, their knowledge will be better and more lasting. Our educational material will be published in a public TwinSpace and a website.
The most of us will work on this project with the students of the 8th grade.
It's not necessarily to envolve only students of this age but our starting plan was to correlate (if it is possible) some of the themes that will run through the project with the curriculum for this grade.
List of available themes:
- Similarity (triangles)
- Point, line, plane
- Linear equations and inequalities
- Linear functions
- Graphical presentation of statistical data
- Systems of linear equations
It will be finished in June, or September, so we all will be able to apply for our own National quality labels.