The wheel is one of the most important invention in the history of mankind. All the machines, communication modes and just about every other invention has been possible only because of the wheel. There are a lot of things around us related to circles or parts of a circles. In this project we will use the principles of circle to make our life easier. During the project students will find out the history of wheel, discover the relationship between the circumference and diameter of a circle and history of pi, solve different geometrical problems related to circle and prepare circular patterns. Students will widen their knowledge and Maths abilities by solving different problems, puzzles, improve their skills in using ICT tools and English language. With this project, teachers can exchange their experience in teaching Maths and using ICT in teaching Maths. We are going to use a common wiki website/blog to cooperate as well as geogebra, HotPotatoes and some new tools of technology web.2.0 like glogster, prezi, voki ect.
- Subjects: Cross Curricular, Mathematics / Geometry
- Languages: EN
- Pupil's age: 13 - 14
- Tools to be used: Chat, e-mail, Other software (Powerpoint, video, pictures and drawings), Video conference, Web publishing
− to improve students’ skills and knowledge in Maths and ICT and develop their creativity,
− to make use of Maths... read more− to improve students’ skills and knowledge in Maths and ICT and develop their creativity,
− to make use of Maths for communication with students from different countries,
− to arouse interests of Maths among young people,
− to use online tools such as prezi, voki, glogster, web conferencing and eTwinning twinspace
− to support the learning of basic geometric skills to extend information and understanding of other subjects in the curriculum;
− to enhance ICT skills, particularly in relation to the integration of ICT as a teaching and learning tool.
− to develop strategies for ensuring students’ involvement hide
- Work process:
Our students/our schools
Introducing of our students - they will prepare a short description of their class (group) using voki/prezi/glogster... read moreFirst step:
Our students/our schools
Introducing of our students - they will prepare a short description of their class (group) using voki/prezi/glogster or other tool.
Circles/Wheel mind mappinag/ Did you know …?
Preparing a mind map about the circles/wheels/circular shapes. Wheel since its invention has been used in countless different applications for countless different purposes. The students will try to find out which inventions would not be possible without the invention of the wheel. They will find the answers to some questions e.g.: Who invented a wheel and when? ( they can prepare a time line) How the wheel was used in the past, and how now? Who was a wheeler and what he did? What was a spinning wheel or a dash wheel? What is a color wheel ? They will also find curiosities about wheels.
The story of pi
Discovering the relationship between the circumference and diameter of a circle and history of pi. Preparing a presentation/film showing how to calculate the circumference and how approximation of pi was changing.
Practical problems on circles
Solving different problems on circles – preparing presentation and HotPotatoes tests
Circle theorems – preparing presentation and HotPotatoes tests
Circles in art - many buildings have circular windows, particularly old buildings, but many more modern ones also. Using combinations of circular arcs is also very common for windows, wood carving and for decoration in general. Preparing presentations with circular windows, stained glass windows, decorations etc. Designing patterns with circles.
Online meeting between students and teachers/exhibitions in partners’ schools. hide
- Expected results:
The final products will be: wiki or a project blog with all presentations, prezi, films, glogsters and tasks and their... read moreThe final products will be: wiki or a project blog with all presentations, prezi, films, glogsters and tasks and their solutions about circle and history of wheel. hide