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Title of the Experience
Teaching maths in vocational education system
Name of the teacher
Kristīne Tapiņa
Country where it took place
School typology
Vocational School
Thematic Area
Experience typology
Teaching in class
Type of contact
Description of the Experience
Students in vocational schools , as a rule, have worse knowledge of maths than in secondary schools.The students start studying in a vocational school with bad basic knowledge of maths ( many of them are with lower marks than necessary ). The State Education Standard does not provide a different approach to teaching maths in a vocational school. They have to acquire the same programm even though they have fewer lessons than secondary school students.
If we expect students to be successful in the State Test in maths , one should:
1. to start all themes with a revision of the previous material (both in class and independently )
2. to teach them how to use the 'allowed formula' list in each lesson
3. to evaluate homework in a form of a short test.
4. to compose a theme test according to the exam principles ( test questions + one-point tasks+multi-point tasks).
5. To revise all previous material and to solve previous exams during last semester
6. to do a final test in maths at the end of year 3 in order to evaluate their readiness for the exam.

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Date: 2014.10.01

Posted by Anna Luise (Italy)

I find this experience very interesting because it takes into consideration the kind of students I have been working with for a long time. I believe it is a good practice to review the didactic plan according to the results we achieve at the end of the vocational path. Working on the tests of the final exam of the previous years reassures the students, it makes them more attentive and collaborative. During last years, I tried to use this method also since the first classes in order to get the students used to the ministerial assessment on students’ knowledge.


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.