The first Estonian partner school!
We are very happy to welcome the first MathCityMap partner school in Estonia. The “Saue Kool” (Saue School) in the Estonian city of Saue near Tallinn has successfully applied and has created seven trails and tested them with their students.
Ave Mitt, a math teacher at Saue Kool, initiated the application process and reported his experience with MathCityMap as follows:
My experience with trails in terms of creation is that the MathCityMap website is very easy to use. I like creating these types of different exercises that give me the opportunity to get my class out in the fresh air. The kids expect us to just hang out in the fresh air, but in reality we are learning math in a different environment. My classes are 45 minutes long, so I try to make the most of the time I have. That’s the reason I usually have 5 exercises on a trail. The kids are positively surprised that you can learn math outside the classroom. At the same time, other teachers are also very surprised that MCM has so much positive impact on the students.
In the spring, I introduced MCM to our teachers. After summer break, I want to create new trails for my students to get them back outside at the beginning of the school year. Here is a list of trails that I have used with my students in the past:
The package with the official partner school plaque and the MCM measuring instruments is already on its way to Estonia and we are very much looking forward to receiving further 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.