Geometry - Surface and Area


suggested: - 3 classroom meetings (indoors) - 2 outdoor meetings (math trail in the city)

Learning objectives:

1. Understand and apply concepts of surface and area
2. Develop problem-solving skills in real-world contexts
3. Collaborate with peers in mathematical exploration
4. Apply classroom learning to practical, outdoor situations
5. Enhance spatial awareness through urban exploration

Description of the learning process and activities:

Math teachers guide students through the theoretical aspects of surface and area. Students are introduced to the concept of polygons and mathematical formulas related to geometry.
Outdoor Meetings (2 sessions): Students engage in a math trail (scavenger hunt) around the city. They identify different polygons in the urban environment, calculate their perimeters and areas, and record their findings. Math teachers are present to provide guidance and support. Indoor meetings serve as a review of the outdoor activities, allowing students to consolidate their learning, ask questions, and discuss challenges faced during the math trail. This project not only strengthens students' mathematical skills but also encourages them to see the practical applications of geometry in their everyday environment. The outdoor math trail provides a dynamic and engaging way for students to connect classroom learning with real-world experiences.

Other organisations involved:

Local city authorities for permissions related to the math trail. Collaboration with local businesses or institutions to incorporate real-world examples.

Resources required:

1. Maps of the city for planning the math trail
2. Calculators for mathematical calculations
3. Notebooks or worksheets for recording observations and calculations
4. Access to classrooms for theoretical sessions
5. Collaboration with local authorities for permissions and safety considerations during outdoor activities

Other remarks:

Activity based on the  research published in