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Title of the Experience
Interactive witeboard in teaching mathematics
Name of the teacher
Dace Rozenblate
Country where it took place
School typology
Vocational School
Thematic Area
Experience typology
Teaching in class
Type of contact
Description of the Experience
Teaching a science subject mathematics I have noticed that students have low basic level, they often have no skills to make notes, read the text , to distinguish more important from less important , orient themselves in the quantity of information, to use available resources when solving mathematical tasks , to translate the tasks in their native language .
The low level of basic knowledge is often connected with inability of primary school teachers to interest students in diverse application of mathematics , to connect abstract mathematical tasks with the real life.
In order to get students interested in mathematics not only as an exam subject but as l an interesting life model I organize my lessons in the following way
1) By asking more able students to explain the tasks to less able students.
2) By presenting independent work where mathematical notions are connected with the real life.
3) By applying interactive study methods which is made easier by an interactive whiteboard. The program allows to easily create digital worksheets that you can add text, images, video, audio and web page content. Worksheets can be seamlessly linked to any other type of document you need it during the lessons (Word, Excel, Powerpoint ect.). Interactive whiteboards have the potential to improve teaching and learning, increase students' motivation and participation in the classroom. The key: start working with an interactive whiteboard, using its extensive features and benefits is to forget about the chalk board, it saves time and students involved in the exciting process of discovery. As an example, the theme of "Geometrical transformations", where the use of the whiteboard can be great opportunities to interactively demonstrate both, the turn, axial symmetry and parallel transfer.
I have been working in such a way for three years and I have interested students to study mathematics further,to eliminate tears in their knowledge, to give a chance to increase their achievements in other science subjects not only mathematics.

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Date: 2014.10.11

Posted by David Ferrandis (Spain)

We can consider it a relevant experience in the field of mathematics education. The interactive whiteboard allows students to participate interactively, in addition to the multimedia possibilities. The use of these devices promotes student motivation and helps them better understand abstract concepts like mathematics, and ultimately improve the results of teaching and learning process. I find it difficult to find examples that synthesize certain theoretical explanations in real life for some abstract concepts, but if we find them, help students more easily understand mathematics.
Using the PDI is an interesting resource as a motivational tool for students in the learning process.


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.