Mathtrail Seminar 2017
In this summer semester, students (for becoming a teacher in mathematics) at Goethe University Frankfurt again have the opportunity to take part in the Mathtrail seminar as a special event in order to get to know the advantages of outdoor mathematics. Before the participants will develop their own tasks and trails, they should experience how it feels to make mathematics outside the classroom. This Thursday , the course took place at the Mainufer near the ECB in order to run the trail in the “Im Schatten der EZB“, which was created and tested a year ago by the Mathtrail seminar, with help of the MCM app.
In the end, everyone agreed that a mathtrail can be a lot of fun and time can fly when one solves the math problem outside the classroom. However, it has also become clear that it is not so easy to develop good tasks, because the boundary between challenge and frustration can already be exceeded through a narrow solution interval.
In the coming weeks, students will be familiar with the MathCityMap system and then implement their own trail. We are curious!
P.S.: The weather was good as always! ?