Hotlist on Math Trails
created by Jill
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To students, mathematics
is usually seen as a sterile subject with little to do with the outside
world. The truth is that math is all over and is responsible for many of
the things we take for granted. Math trails are designed to acknowledge
the many contributions that mathematics has given to our modern world.
Take a look at the benefits that these trails give to an active learning
Math Trails for the Elementary School - Article by Kim Richardson describes
how to create a math trail, and includes sample activities. Originally
published in NCTM's Teaching Children Mathematics.
National Math Trail - video featuring National Math Trail creator,
Kay Toliver, and her Harlem students.
Talk: Math Trail - Original FASE video (excerpted in the previous link).
Terrific background information.
Trails: Making Math Concrete - In this video, Ron Lancaster, senior
lecturer at the University of Toronto, gives a brief overview of how to
create your own math trail, and how walking a Math Trail can help anyone
who's learning math.
Bringing the Curriculum to Life - YouTube video with excellent
background information on "maths trails".
Trail in Beacon Hill Park - Handout on math trails prepared by Dr.
Malgorzata Dubiel, SFU, for the Northwest Mathematics Conference in Victoria,
BC in 2000. Excellent source of ideas.
Trails by Camosun
Math Trail - Canadian Math Trail Central! Includes submissions from
Canal Math Trail / Niagra Falls - This site shows a fully developed
trail for grades 3-8.
- An extravaganza lovingly created by a group of students from the University
of British Columbia as part of the requirements for an education course.
2010 Olympic Math Trail - Help two Japanese tourists at the 2010 winter
Olympics enjoy their visit to Canada and stay on budget.
First Math Trail: The Playground - Designed on the playground equipment
located at Virgil Public School, just minutes away from Niagara-On-The-Lake
in Southern Ontario.
Wide World of Math - In this math trail you will travel around the
globe unlocking mysteries from various countries. During your trip you
will meet mathematicians and interesting problems which you must solve.
Math Trails: The Math for America Math Trails series allows students
to follow a planned route and answer mathematical questions in a real-life
setting. Math trails in and around New York City landmarks including the
Zoo, the Rubin
Museum of Art, the American
Museum of Natural History, the Museum
of Modern Art, a NYC Sampler featuring NYU, Columbia and Madison Square
Park, a NYC
Museum Sampler, and the Ellis
Island Immigration Museum.
Trail at the Rubin Museum of Art: YouTube video featuring Ron
Math Trail: Philadelphia (2010): YouTube slideshow-movie.
Math Trail - Sixth graders work together in groups to research, visit,
and photograph various Atlanta locations developing math problems relating
to the well-known or historical sites. Then, each group develops a wiki
page about the designated Atlanta location.