The first MCM partner schools of Slovakia
Also from Slovakia the first schools are joining the partner school program of MathCityMap. We are very happy to welcome “ZŠ s MŠ Lipovce” and “Základná škola Revúca” as the new and fifth / sixth partner school, which successfully passed the application process.
The process at ZŠ s MŠ Lipovce was initiated by Sylvia Smolková, a dedicated mathematics teacher at the school, which has a kindergarten, primary and secondary school.
Four trails were created for grades 5 (075303), 7 (025383), 8 (675400) and 9 (565437), which lead the school’s students across Lipovce and let them discover the community in a new way. Trying out the trails with the classes was a lot of fun for all involved and especially the experience of doing mathematics outside was a great motivational factor, as Sylvia Smolková told us.
At Základná škola in Revúca, the application was submitted by Michaela Štefko, who described her experience with MCM as follows:
“I work at the primary school in Hviezdoslavova street in Revúca. Our students are always open-minded to new and interesting forms of learning. As soon as we came across the application and the portal Mathcitymap, we immediately decided to use it in our lessons. So far, we have created two trails in the area of our school for the 5th and 6th grade. We are currently working on another one for the 7th grade. My colleague and I have recently started to design a mathematical walk in our town. We would like to present the monuments and significant places in our district town. Our students have already passed both routes, they were all excited, they formed groups very quickly and worked nicely on every single task. They even suggested that they take part in creating other tasks. We want to improve students´ reading comprehension, teamwork and also communication skills. Additionally, we see a great benefit in the fact that students, whose favourite school subject is not mathematics, took part in solving mathematical problems.”
The packages with the measuring tools and the official partner school plaque are already on their way to the schools and, as always, 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 prerequisites 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.