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INVOLVING STUDENTS IN MATHS ETWINNING PROJECTS

The presentation is focused on a few ways to enhance the degree of students’ involvement in projects as well as on specific examples of activities from several eTwinning Maths projects.
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irina vasilescu

on 11 April 2011

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Transcript of INVOLVING STUDENTS IN MATHS ETWINNING PROJECTS

Motivation Involvement Intriguing Stop waiting for ready-made knowledge How many times have we heard students ask: “Why do we have to study this?” Arguments The teachers’ role is not the same for the entire duration of a project The common perception on Maths boring difficult abstract interesting and fun projects can make it preconditions focus on students a clear plan a safe work environment Connection to an New ideas New activities by juggernautco@flickr Sharing Games/roles Emotional focus Real Understand
facts and each other Activities that involve all or at least part of the consortium Transnational teams puzzles ICT Looking for odd Mathematical objects or unusual solutions Curiosity Challenging and the audioblog food-related using the blog connected to our towns opposite domain Creativity Learning is more Effective Active imagination imagination imagination imagination Writing poems Videos Dramatizing Purpose Useful Meaning blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah What? Maths applied in: Every-day life Other sciences Making difficult situations simpler Part of the story Part of the story Part of the story Part of the story 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Celebrate together Involving Students in Maths eTwinning Projects by Irina Vasilescu
Romania exalt fantasy Turning the task into a story Clear aims

Common syllabus content facilitate their involvement encourage their independence Math projects have to be incentive gastronomy literature, arts display new skills, experience and create starting points re-living important moments in the History of Maths, getting aware it is the work of real people if your prezi looks like this, please work a little more, scale up main points, place subtopics into larger frames, etc... empowering teachers and students eTwinning ivasil63@yahoo.com alternative approaches Communication dialogue and understanding

tasks should not require too demanding levels of communication

using a foreign language in a real context Gender equality get rid of stereotypes
enhance girls’ interest in following scientific careers. natural, content-integrated use of ICT a safe environment a wide array of new/familiar tools animations funny tasks actors editors Dressing Mr. Cube Conclusions Maths = a “vehicle” for learning and for mutual understanding The biggest room in the world is the room for improvement success activities collaboration tools Thank you! and finally...
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