Laboratory on Mathematics and Mathematics Education
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Course held at Universidade Pedagógica Mozambique by Christian Spannagel (external professor from the University of Education Heidelberg, Germany). Be free to participate and share your ideas!
Stuff to think about yet[edit | edit source]
- About Steaks and Beans (Fermi questions)
- About Neurons and Brains (Lab Methods)
- About Turtles and Stars (Logo)
- About Bathtubes and Rabbits (DGS)
- About Busch Gardens and Sea World (WebQuests)
- About Mathematics in the World
Reading assignment[edit | edit source]
First week[edit | edit source]
Please read during the first week of the seminar:
- Logo Philosophy and Implementation - only the Introduction by Seymour Papert: What is Logo? And who needs it?
- Combination of dynamic geometry, algebra and calculus in the software system GeoGebra (by Hohenwarter & Fuchs)
Writing assignment[edit | edit source]
After the two weeks of the course, you will have a writing assignment.
- Write 8-10 pages on English (or Portuguese).
- Choose a topic of this course which has impressed you most. (The topic you have thought "wow!")
- Fermi questions
- active plenum
- Logo (turtle graphics or recursion)
- DGS (also connected to algebra and spreadsheet calculation)
- Filling graphs
- Write a text about how this topic can be realized in Mozambican schools. Choose a grade level and create a mathematics lesson (or sequence of lessons). Write at least about:
- the conditions (schools, materials, students) to be considered
- description of the topic (that means, of the mathematics underlying your lesson)
- learning objectives
- methods used
- possible difficulties and how you can counteract
- lesson plan
Glossary[edit | edit source]
During the whole course we will create a glossary of the key terms collaboratively.