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Tools in Life: Mathematics in the Historic Environment
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics Education.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Mathematics, Department of Mathematics Education.
2016 (English)Collection (editor) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

Mathematics is a problem for many learners and a challenge for several teachers. This book describes an innovative approach to Mathematics Education, using the historic environment and the experiences of the learners.It is developed in cooperation between universities, museums, schools and local communities in Kenya and Sweden. The project Mathematics in the Historic Environment started 2011 with Linnaeus University, Kenyatta University, Kalmar County Museum and National Museums of Kenya, later also Maseno University. Most funding is from the Linnaeus Palme program, teacher- and student exchanges.

How can a better connection between Mathematics Education and Historical Environment provide a deeper Mathematical and Historical understanding and make the students realize that Mathematics and history can be tools in their own lives? This is the question that the project has tried to investigate. Kalmar County Museum has for many years developed an educational approach, the Time Travel Method, which have received positive recognition both nationally and internationally. The book presents the method and gives examples of planning and arrangements of different Time Travel events with a focus on Mathematics.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Växjö: Linnaeus University Press, 2016. , 78 p.
Keyword [en]
Time Travel method, Mathematics Education
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Didactics Other Mathematics
Research subject
Pedagogics and Educational Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-57635ISBN: 978-91-88357-36-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-57635DiVA: diva2:1040822
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Mathematics in the Historic Environment
Available from: 2016-10-28 Created: 2016-10-26 Last updated: 2016-11-22Bibliographically approved

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