A Taste of Maths (ATOM)

The project targets 12-16 years old students. The working language is English. The duration of the project is six months. The goal of the project is to increase students’ motivation and interest for Mathematics, to stimulate their investigative spirit and curiosity by combining common mathematical contents of the curriculum with aspects of day-to-day life in different parts of Europe, using concrete objects as well as representations of mathematical concepts. It is also intended to facilitate mutual understanding through getting knowledge on the historical and cultural contexts partners live in.

May
10
2011

Pieces of Pie

Posted by: Irina Vasilescu
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The collective task is finished. I know it was a very busy time for all of us and I would like to thank all the teams for taking the time for this and for such a nice work.

It is very nice seeing all the students doing Maths and eating pie in Amsterdam, Avila, Bucharest, Elefsina, Karvina and Matera. We hope the pies were tasty enough to reward them for the hard work!

The result was surprising enough for us. See the answers, compare the results and you will understand why! :)

Our projects is approaching...

May
09
2011

A piece of pie in Ávila

Posted by: Valentina Cuadrado Marcos
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We have added a post in the blog with the results of the work A Piece of Pie in.. It's been a long process because we had other assigments to finish but in the end, after all the calculations and research about prices in Ávila, we could create our VUVOX.

The main objective was to compare life ocst in our towns through calculations of basic food items such as flour, butter, apples and town commodities such as water, electricity.

Now, students will go through the tasks to see where life is less expensive.

May
08
2011

Last task

Posted by: Maria Teresa Asprella
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Our last task is "Maths is around us".
All the teams are invited to join. The challenge consists in finding Maths in everyday life, in Nature, in Art, in our houses and in our towns. Students are invited to observe, take their photos and, at last, show them in slideshows, videos or other formats.
Maths is everywhere, we just need to use our eyes in order to "see" it!

May
02
2011

how much how many quantity

Posted by: Valentina Cuadrado Marcos
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Students worked on quantity expressions. We went to the Friday Flea Market in Ávila to take our own photos.

In addition we compared prices in supermarkets and in the flea market.

They started with VUVOX. They got information about how to upload, add texts, make changes in colours and other features the tool offers. The objective was to practice with a new ICT presentation tool.

At the same time they revised vocabulary, countable and uncountable nouns and quantity expressions.

Finally, they created their personal VUVOX during our two period workshop. The lessons were very interesting because they received the inspector's visit. He was...