Trails along the Rhine & Main: Hanau-Großauheim
The next trail in our section “Tested Trails in the Rhine-Main Region” is located in the Hanau quarter of Großauheim. There, our student Martina Kranz has created the math trail “Großauheimer Altstadt”. The trail was created as part of our mathtrail seminar at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. All trails were tested by students on site and also passed our expert review. Recently, we presented the trail “Stadt Schlüchtern 7/8” by Johanna Walter in this section.
Information about the trail:
Name: Großauheimer Altstadt
Grade: 6./7. Klasse
The trail leads through the beautiful old town of the Hanau district Großauheim. In small groups the pupils can solve mathematical problems around the Alte Langgasse. The trail ” Großauheimer Altstadt” deals with mathematical topics of 5th and 6th grade. Therefore, the trail can be used at the end of the sixth grade or at the beginning of the seventh grade to recall topics from the last years. The tasks of the trail range from simple combinatorics and fractions to geometry.
Exemplifying task: How far is it to Großkrotzenburg?
The task is: How far is the distance from Großkrotzenburg to the city centre of Hanau? Calculate! Enter your result in cm. The learners can read the required information on a signpost. The real challenge is then to convert the 4km + 4.5km = 8.5km into centimetres.