Using mobile technology to provide outdoor modelling tasks - the MathCityMap-Project

  • Linking mathematics with reality is not new. It is also not new to use outdoor activities to learn mathematics. It seems to be new, to combine such mathematical outdoor activities with mobile technology, like the geocache community which makes use of GPS technology to guide their members to special places and points of interest. The use of mobile technologies to learn at any time and any location is known as “mobile learning”. This type of learning can be seen as an extension of eLearning. Considering the definition of O’Malley one notices that this definition does not exactly match with the idea of the MathCityMap-Project (MCM), because the learning environment in the MCM-Project is predetermined. Combined with the math trail method the project enables mobile learning within math trails with latest technology.In the MCM-Project students experience mathematics at real places and within real situations in out-of-school activities,with help of GPS-enabled smartphones and special math problems. In contrast to the paper versions of math trails we are able to give direct feedback on the solutions by using “mobile devices” such as smartphones or tablets. If the user has difficulties in solving the modeling task, stepped hints can be provided. The teacher is able to use the MCM-Portal to upload tasks developed by himself or by his students and he is also able to build a personal math trail for his students.

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Author:Matthias LudwigORCiDGND, Jens Jesberg
Parent Title (English):Procedia : social and behavioral sciences
Place of publication:Amsterdam
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2015/06/18
Date of first Publication:2015/06/18
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Contributing Corporation:World Conference on educational Sciences (6. : 2015 : Valletta)
Release Date:2023/11/08
Tag:mathematics education; outdoor activities; real world problems ;
Page Number:6
First Page:2776
Last Page:2781
Institutes:Informatik und Mathematik
Dewey Decimal Classification:0 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke / 00 Informatik, Wissen, Systeme / 004 Datenverarbeitung; Informatik
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY-NC-ND - Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitungen 4.0 International