First name and surname: Marie Hofmannová
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Institution: Charles University, Prague, Faculty of Education
Country: Czech Republic
Target group: learners aged 15 – 16
Subjects: Mathematics, English as a foreign language
- Introducing the concept of body part counting and measuring.
- Presenting examples from different cultures worldwide.
- Demonstrating the way “body part mathematics” reflects in diverse number systems.
- Exploring multilingual/cultural aspects of body part counting and measuring.
- Communication in L1 (the mother tongue or the language of instruction)
- negotiating meaning in reading comprehension tasks
- discussing the concepts and findings
- Communication in English and other foreign languages
- improving reading comprehension skills
- learning and practicing new vocabulary for problem solving
- enhancing fluency through discussions in pairs
- including the languages of the learners present in the classroom
- Learning to learn
- looking up information with the help of bilingual or monolingual dictionaries
- exploring diversity through comparing different European languages
- Digital competences
- exploring diversity through comparing different counting and measuring systems
- looking for relevant information on the Internet
- Social and civic competences
- learning to cooperate in multilingual/cultural pairs
- learning about the cultures of the pupils present in the classroom
- learning about diversity from the history of mathematics
Timing of the overall activities: at least one 90-minute lesson or a sequence of shorter lesson stages.
Resources and materials needed: bilingual / monolingual dictionaries, access to the Internet, map of the world.
Focus on content: Mathematics (body part counting and measuring, number systems).
Focus on language:
Vocabulary: everyday language (names of body parts in different languages), subject specific terminology: language of Mathematics (number systems, units of length).
Grammar: speculating, i.e. expressing modality (Worksheet 3).