Another partner school in Portugal!
A fantastic part of MathCityMap is our constantly growing international community. In this we now welcome the already fourth MCM partner school in Portugal, the “Escola EB 2,3 Dr. Pedro Barbosa” in Viano do Castelo.
The successful application process was accompanied by two pre-service math teachers, Ana Meira and Liliana Francisco, who reported on it as follows:
“Our first experience with MathCityMap was as students during our master’s program. We were so positively impressed by the app that we decided to create mobile Math Trails with our own students, two 6th grade classes. To apply the content taught in class, we created a trail about rational numbers (trail code: 099594) and another about symmetries (trail code: 145301).
Both groups reacted extremely well and enjoyed the opportunity to get outside, exploring the mathematics that surrounds them. The technology was an extra motivation, especially the gamification feature of the app and the possibility of accessing immediate feedback on their answers. The contents taught in the classroom acquired new meaning as the students could see the applicability in real context.“
The package with the official partner school plaque and the MCM measuring instruments is already on its way to Portugal and we are very much looking forward to receiving more applications from all over the world.
All further information about the partner school program and the requirements for the application can be found in the article about the first MCM partner school as well as on the homepage of our project MaSCE³.