MAGIC, GLOBES AND ANOTHER THINGS IN MATHS
1 I.E.S Angel Ysern (SPAIN)
2 I.E.S. Pablo Neruda (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2009 Proceedings
Publication year: 2009
Conference name: 2nd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 16-18 November, 2009
Location: Madrid, Spain
Abstract:Often, the perception that our pupils have of the classes (of our classes) of mathematics is of boredom, disinterest and difficulty. Probably, due to the need to adjust to an agenda in a certain time or due to other reasons, this perception does not move away too much from the reality. And, from experience, when we give a pleasant session, the performance of our pupils and our personal satisfaction is major. But is it so complicated to give interesting classes?
The proposal here shows some examples of how treating some topics of the curriculum of secondary education level and of the first course of baccalaureate from a playful perspective, which foments an emotive mathematics where the humor, the ordinariness and the surprise create a participative feeling of admiration and satisfaction.
Magic, balloons, phyllotaxis, history and comics, among others, are the elements that we will handle as support in numbers, algebra, geometry, etc.