A nose ahead

Workshop and Mathematics Adventure Land
Elementary schools grade 1-4

Content: How did people count and calculate long ago with the help of their bodies? Measurements and weights are determined playfully on “one’s own body” and compared with others.

Sequence: How did people count and calculate long ago using only their bodies? Measurements and weights are determined playfully on “one’s own body” and compared with others. At individual stations, historical units of measurement, such as arm span or cubit, are explored. Various measuring instruments and methods are tried out on and with the participants’ own bodies.

Notes on preparation: The workshop takes place in connection with a visit to the Mathematics Experience Land.

Curriculum references e.g.: GS grades 1-4, MA LB 2 (arithmetic), MA LB 3 (quantities), MA LBW 1 (“This is what Adam Ries does…”)

Duration: 1-1.5 hours (incl. 30-40 min. workshop) Please allow extra time for checkout and wardrobe.

Cost per student: 3.00 EUR (2.00 EUR reduced group admission, plus 1 EUR guide fee)

Booking of the offer: Fon: 0351 488 7272, Fax: 0351 488 7263, E-Mail: service@museen-dresden.de