Pilot Project: Ludo-mathematics
This project stimulated the use of games, gadgets and hands-on activities as aids for teaching mathematics in schools. At the same time, an analysis of the efficiency of these tools in the classroom and the dissemination of best approaches and pedagogical practices was achieved by means of an online discussion forum and promotion of a library of mathematical exhibits, games and other hands-on and minds-on instruments.
Target age group
7 to 17 years old
Portuguese and English
- Teacher training workshops on the use of interactive exhibits conducted in the Pavilion of Knowledge
- Small projects involving students conducted in schools.
The main focus was on the development of small projects where a curricular topic was approached by teachers and students using the kind of objects and activities usually found in science centres. This project aimed to promote the use of these instruments in the teaching of mathematics.
A specific webpage (http://www.pavconhecimento.pt/projectos/pencil/pt/home/home.html) was developed for this project hosted within the Pavilion of Knowledge website.
- Direct observations in schools
- Focus groups
For further information see the PENCIL deliverables:
D10 Assessment of Pilot Projects:
Case studies illustrating the work of each of the Pencil pilot projects (pdf, in English).
D24 Pilot Project Outcomes:
The objectives, the learning activities used, the methodology employed and the results of the pilot projects (pdf, in English).
The Pavilion of Knowledge is the largest science centre in Portugal and constitutes the headquarters of the Ciencia Viva Association. Ciencia Viva is the National Agency for Scientific and Technological Culture in Portugal.
Pavilhão do Conhecimento - Ciência Viva
Parque das Nações, Alameda dos Oceanos
Antonio Gomes da Costa
Tel. (351) 218 917 100
Fax. (351) 218 917 171
Mobile: (351) 965 880 503
Portuguese Mathematical Society
Atractor - interactive mathematics association
Portuguese Association of Mathematics Teachers