“Outdoor Mathematics” at MNU in Berlin
On the 11th and 12th September 2018, the annual MNU conference Berlin/Brandenburg took place at the Freie Universität Berlin. MathCityMap was represented as well.
In the main opening lecutre, Prof. Dr. Matthias Ludwig presented possibilites to include mathematics in an out-of-school-environment. Next to classical methods, the focus was furhter on GPS-based technologies and the use of mobile devices. About 200 participants gotto now outdoor mathematics as a chance to transfer their normal classroom teaching.
A strong interest was on the workshop “MathCityMap – live and interactive” hold by Prof. Dr. Matthias Ludwig und Martin Lipinski.
With help of the MathCityMap-App, measuring instruments and great motivation among the participants, the tasks around the campus were solved. As an example, we want to show the slope of the spiral staircase.
Finally, the participants created own tasks in the webportal (www.mathcitymap.eu), which were used to create an own small math trail.