Pioneers Exhibition in Math Class (EN-CUR-469)

In this learning scenario, students are divided into groups (of three or four) to investigate the lives of remarkable European women and their achievements in arts, science and society. The investigation is done by exploring Europeana Pioneers Exhibition. Students have to create real-world problems related to historical events. They also read and select historical information relevant to their statements, contextualizing the mathematical problem, constructed from real data. The final product of each group is a quiz which includes exercises to be tested in class. Each group assesses their peers’ work. Finally, on the 8th of March, International Women’s Day, students organize a competition in school challenging students from other classes to solve the quizzes they created.

Marie and Pierre Curie, he holding aloft a glowing specimen of radium. Coloured lithograph after J. M. Price [Imp, JMP], 1904. CC BY
Marie and Pierre Curie, he holding aloft a glowing specimen of radium. Coloured lithograph after J. M. Price [Imp, JMP], 1904. CC BY

This learning scenario has been developed during the English version of the “Europeana in your classroom: building 21st-century competences with digital cultural heritage (Rerun)” online course. The course aimed to improve teachers’ understanding of cultural heritage in order to efficiently integrate it into their lessons and practices. The courses can be accessed here.

Author: Ana Paula Andrade Alves

Age of students: 12-15

Subject and Topic: Mathematics, ICT, Science, Arts and subjects related to Social Studies

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CC BY 4.0: the featured image used to illustrate this article has been found on Europeana Collections and provided by the Wellcome Collection.

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