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Final Flashmeeting

Our final flashmeeting was a moment to remember. The students  and teachers from Liceo Classico Duni, Matera, and School no. 195, Bucharest, presented themselves and their town, shared their thoughts and feelings about the project, exchanged souvenirs, played a "fraction hunt" game and sang together. Laughter, images, friendship and songs over half a continent. Then, it was time to say good-bye to our project, but not to our partners.

Thank you and keep in touch!

 

 

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Project details

The project aims to enhance the students’ motivation by making Mathematics a learner-friendly subject, to help them discover and develop their creative, social, language and ICT skills, by means of collaborative work and active learning. 

  • Subjects: Mathematics / Geometry
  • Partners:

        Liceo Classico "E. Duni", Matera, Italy- teacher Maria Teresa Asprella,

        School no. 195, Bucharest, Romania- teacher Irina Vasilescu

  • Languages: English
  • Pupil's age: 13 - 15
  • Tools to be used: Audio conference, Chat, e-mail, Forum, MP3, Other software (Powerpoint, video, pictures and drawings), Video conference, Virtual learning environment (communities, virtual classes, ...), Web publishing: on-line magazine, blog and audioblog
  • Aims: We want to show that Maths can be more than a class in the timetable, it can be a world of imagination and creativity, populated by interesting and peculiar things, just like Lewis Carol’s book “Alice in Wonderland”. We hope our pupils will embark in an adventure like Alice, in order to discover them, having as a starting point mathematical allusions in her story, but also researching for other unusual Mathematical notions, that they can even recognize in their every-day environment. We also plan to promote team work, collaboration and mutual understanding, as some of the main values of young European citizens. 
  • Work process: The @ in the project title means that this Wonderland is also a world of ICT, of new teaching and learning tools. We intend to use an on-line magazine, a blog, animations, Voki, podcasts and other web 2.0 tools. We will use methodological approaches such as web-based learning, games, peer and informal education, collaborative learning.
  • Expected results: We expect the students: • to change their approach to Maths and their idea of the link between science and society, • to help them to be more active citizens, aware of their choices • to apply Maths knowledge into everyday life, thanks to the practices of maths games solving and links made with art, architecture and humanistic studies • to experience a creative, cooperative and pleasant dimension of learning • to reinforce ICT skills • to implement the use of the English language and the acquisition of scientific vocabulary

 

 

A New Beginning

The project was planed mainly in October, as we met in Rome for the Global Junior Challenge finals. It took some time to get things rolling smoothly, so the Project Diary had to wait for a while.

Our main instruments will be an on-line magazine (http://magazinefactory.edu.fi/magazines/mathsinwonderland/) a blog and an audioblog.

The magazine will hold our main work in sections such as: Maths in Real Life, Alice's Maths, Maths Games, History of Maths, Alice's Restaurant, Strange Maths etc. Our students have already published quite a few interesting articles.

As for the blog, it is meant both for communication and for materials the magazine cannot hold because of their format.

We hope it will be an enjoyable journey and it will bring  to our students a new vision on this subject.

 

 

 

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