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Title of the educational product
Detectives in mathematics
Type of deliverables
Lesson Plan
Student Age
14 - 15
Thematic area
Language of the deliverable
Description of the educational product
Target group:
Students of the 9th grade of the elementary school and students of the 1st grade of vocational school.
To solve the tasks students only need the basic mathematical knowledge

Objectives of the educational product – at the end of the lesson:
• Through various types of tasks created in accordance with the theory of multiple intelligences enable pupils, working in the informal groups, to be actively engaged in the resolution of non-traditional tasks requiring skills that are normally not a prerequisite for successful learning of mathematics, but which will allow students with different level of knowledge to experience feeling a success.

• To show pupils the idea that for the solution of the various problems is often necessary open access, insight view into the role based on critical thinking.

• To encourage reading comprehension and reading various non-linear and encrypted text.

• The motivation for the creation of this activity was also a number of different series of crimes in different media. The resulting product should draw students’ attention to the danger of illegal activities.

The content of educational product
Math tasks of various kinds, especially from the divisibility of numbers from different sources, selected and designed for group work in the analysis of learning styles of students (mathematical and logical, kinaesthetic, spatial, linguistic, musical, intrapersonal, interpersonal) of the mathematics curriculum of elementary school.

Expected results of the educational product and the testing ways
Pupils after the formation of groups of four will receive a set of eight tasks that must be divided, and solved. The tasks are in terms of mathematical formulation ambiguous, pupils as detectives consider the suitability of solutions in the complex of the situation. We expect that students apply critical thinking, non-linear reading; students will discuss and consider the various situations and try to get a mutual compromise solution.

Whether the pupils have used critical thinking, debate, consider possible solutions and take a decision will be verified in the process of observing the activities of students and other skills and in presenting solutions to individual groups.

Possible alternatives of the realization of the educational product – none
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Date: 2015.10.06

Posted by:
Maria Deptuła- Chocholska - (Poland)

Also I really like the detective lesson. You can use it not only to mathematical problems. Logical thinking is the basis for every task we do with the students in the school.

Date: 2015.09.29

Posted by:
Juan Boix Roig - (Spain)

This lesson plan it's very interesting. The objetives are really very well described, the lesson plan it's very well organized and the task are useful. I gonna use it during my lessons, I am math teacher in this level. Sometimes students need to do task like this for increasing their motivation.


Dissemination Seminar in Florence

31 October 2015 The seminar has been held in ITIS “A. Meucci” one of the schools involved within Goerudio project activities. Its main aim was to promote the results of the project toward a broad sample of stakeholders even overcrossing the number of people directly involved in the production of project outcomes. This purpose has been totally achieved especially thanks to the participation of students and teachers coming from different schools or from other classes instead of those ones directly involved within the project activities.