Trails along the Rhine & Main: Somborn
Our new trail in the category “Tested Trails in the Rhine-Main-Area” is located in the idyllic village Somborn. Here our student teachers Johanna Lomax & Emily Schön have created the math trail “Ortsmitte Somborn”. The trail was created as part of our award-winning Mathtrail seminar at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. All trails were tested by students on site and also passed our expert review. Most recently, in our section “Tested Paths in the Rhine-Main Area” we presented the trail “Experience Mathematics at the Swan Lake” by Aline Schreiner.
Information about the trail:
Name: Ortmitte Somborn
Grade: 7 / 8
Topics: Algebra, Geometry, Stochastics
The math trail “Ortsmitte Somborn” is located within walking distance of the Kopernikusschule. It consists of 12 tasks, which are arranged on a circular route around the town hall forecourt.
Through the tasks, the students discover that our immediate surroundings offer many exciting mathematical tasks. How many liters of water gush out of the fountain, in how many combinations can you walk up the stairs to the town hall, and how many dividers does the maximum parking time at the Norma parking lot have?
The MathCityMap app navigates the students to the individual tasks and guides them through the tasks with step-by-step assistance. A didactically well thought-out mix of simple and challenging tasks ensures that there is something for everyone and that no one loses motivation!
Example task: You have the plan!
How many kilometers is the Fatima Chapel in the north of Horbach from your current location? This is about the distance in the real world, not on the map! Give the result rounded to one decimal place in km.