MathCityMap in Wetzlar
It is a sunny Saturday morning in an industrial area near Wetzlar. The Mathematics Center Wetzlar invited students of the Q2 to a mathematics competition. The teachers had the opportunity to participate in the “MathCityMap – Mathematics on the Road” workshop and to get to know our project. After a short theoretical introduction to the subject of outdoor mathematics and mathtrails, the participants (with a measuring stick, measuring tape and smartphone) went to solve mathematical questions in the industrial area of Dillfeld. For example, they had to find out the capacity of a tank or determine the slope of a metal ramp. After this, they had the possibility to formulate own tasks for objects in the environment and to create them in the MCM web portal. The result was a new mathtrail consisting of the newly created tasks of the teachers.
We hope that the participants had a lot of fun and some ideas for their own lessons. We are already looking forward to tasks and trails that will follow from this event. At this point, we would like to thank for the invitation to this event!
Are you interested in workshops on outdoor mathematics with MathCityMap? Take a look at our event page.