Trails along the Rhine & Main: Groß-Gerau
Today’s trail in the category “Tested Trails in the Rhine-Main-Area” – the trail “Fasanerie in Groß-Gerau” – was created by our student Martin Pusch in Groß-Gerau. It was created during our math trail seminar at the Goethe University Frankfurt. All trails were tested by students and also passed our expert review. Recently we presented the trail “Ortsmitte Somborn” by Johanna Lomax & Emily Schön in this section.
Information about the trail:
Name: Fasanerie in Groß-Gerau
Topic: Repetition of intermediate level mathematics
In the math trail of the Fasanerie (a park) there are many illustrative objects and places, which were used for playful application for mathematics-related tasks. Many contents of the middle school mathematics are repeated. Topics like triangle and angle calculation, reconstruction of square functions, volume calculation of different bodies, linear functions, area and perimeter calculations of different figures, scales and unit calculation are repeated in this trail.
It takes about two and a half hours to walk and to work on the trail, and about 700 meters are covered on foot.
Example task: The great spotted woodpecker
The model of a great spotted woodpecker shows him on a scale of 5:1. How big would the great spotted woodpecker be in reality? Enter the result in cm and with one decimal place.
Already in our article “Testing of Math Trails in Bingen & Groß-Gerau” the seminar leaders Iwan Gurjanow and Simon Barlovits reported about trying out the trail in Groß-Gerau.