Trail of the Month: Monuments of Lille
Severin Philippe, a math teacher of Lille, is the author of our current Trail of the Month. Last year, he created the math trail “Balade autour des monuments de Lille“ (Code: 361576) in order to organize a mathematical city walk through Lille for European exchance students.
How do you use MathCityMap?
In January 2020, I organized the trail for my students and their German, Romanian and Italian penfriends during the Erasmus+ exchange week in France. I use MathCityMap every year with my students and one of my colleagues who teaches French – students have to look for information about Lille monuments before the trail.
Please describe your trail. Where is it placed?
I used to do this trail before and I discovered the MathCityMap application only afterwards. This city centre trail of Lille is the first one I have created so far.
Why did you create this route? Which didactic aims do you want to stimulate through this trail?
I created this trail because it’s important to me to show my students that mathematics is everywhere around us. The students tend to be more active and motivated outside the classroom.