It’s time to go outside!
On 24.05.2018, Martin Lipinski and Simone Jablonski presented the MathCityMap system und project during a teacher training at Campus Westend at Goethe University in Frankfurt. The event’s title “It’s time to go outside” was taken literally, so that the participants were able to test “outdoor mathematics” with help of the app.
The trail showed not only the different mathematic opportunities with MathCityMap, but also led through interesting objects on the campus, such as the Body of Knowledge or Adorno’s memorial.
The tasks included combinatorics, cryptographic and geometric questions, as well as GPS tasks. For example, it was asked to find the point which has the same distance to each of the marked points. On the paper, it is quite easy to construate the circumcenter of the triangle, but in reality, it is a special challenge.
The feedback made clear: The participants had a lot of fun while solving the tasks and own ideas how to use MCM with their students. We are looking forward to first reports!