Structure of the Lessons

  • 1. The First pages in each module are to break the ice for discussions e.g. where has math been used throughout history? What has been its meaning and what is its meaning today? The time required for the first pages are less than one whole lesson, so be ready to start the next page on the basic path!

  • 2. In the next pages the mathematical concept is looked at and practised from a theme familiar to students. Typically, you will spend 2 hours on one page.  We recommend you give homework from the same page. The only exception is Pre-Algebra. Its target is to use different learning methods, motivate students, showing them how math is a part of their life and it is meaningful.

  • 3. Teach the theory of mathematical concept the way you have done it before! Your way to do this is the best way!

  • 4. After some leading pages to the mathematical concept you will arrive to the page titled Exercises. For these drilling exercises students will need 1 to 2 hours. You can later give homework from here if needed.

  • 5. Every page you have chosen is building the foundation of math structure in your students. The following pages include themes which will are familiar to their own life and society. With these pages students have the possibility of building a deeper understanding.  We recommend give homework from these pages.

  • 6. In the end of each module there is the Theory in a Nutshell.

Do some Explorations during the school year. They are larger mathematical problems, good to do in individual settings or in pairs. Students will learn to develop a hypothesis, find solutions, try, test them and make a proper written paper. Students need time to learn this way of showing their ability to think and work like mathematicians. In every module there are Explorations, you can find these by their icon. There are also Self-Evaluation pages in the Exploration module. Choose some of these during the study.

Have a happy journey in your many Paths to Math!