Match in Ribe Cathedral

Match in Ribe Cathedral

Match in Ribe Cathedral

Created by Torkild Hansen from Nordre School
Consultant: Birgit Juhl Kjems, Educational Development
 
Teacher’s intro
The tasks have been formed to contain a certain all-round level. Not only by dividing them in age/classes, but also to oblige the aims described in the Danish National Curriculum concerning Math.
Ribe Cathedral is a great place to combine Math and reality; furthermore a visit to the Cathedral, with your Math glasses on, will draw attention to all the details in the Cathedral, which makes the outcome of the visit even better than just an ordinary visit.
 
The following rules must be observed in the Cathedral:
  • Running in the Cathedral is not allowed
  • Talk together in low voices
  • Do not stand on benches and chairs
  • Take off your caps when entering the Cathedral
  • Food and beverages must not be consumed in the Cathedral
  • Objects are not to be touched
 
Check up on opening hours!
  • You can find them on www.ribe-domkirke.dk, and if there are any changes caused by funerals or other arrangements in the Cathedral, you will find them on this site.
It might be a good idea to notify the one responsible for arrangements in the Cathedral – in Danish called “Kirketjener” - of your visit.
 
Aims
In the Danish National Curriculum certain aims for each school subject is described, in Math it is important for the teaching to be a product of competence, methods and the contents of the subject. The tasks are made with these issues in mind.
 
Tekst i figur:
Undervisning                                  Teaching
Matematiske kompetencer                Mathematic competences
Matematiske arbejdsmåder                Methods for working with Math
Matematiske emner                         Mathematical subjects
Matematik I anvendelse                   The use of Math
 
In the booklet on Math it is repeated over and over again that communication, teamwork, experimenting and investigation are important issues when teaching Math today. Consequently the tasks are very open to get these issues in motion.
The aim for each task is very dependent on the teacher’s interpretation and how the pupils are supposed to work with them, so it is up to the teacher to set more individual aims for each task suitable for the pupils’ level.
Working with the tasks is meant to continue when returning to the classroom where you can finish up on e.g. drawings and presentations.
The presentations are important when reviewing the Mathematical outcome for the pupils as it clarifies the way the pupils use Math and whether they have fulfilled their goals.
 
Time
Some of the tasks are very time-consuming so you might want to pick out the exact tasks that you want to work on. This is also relevant in relation to the amount of time at your disposal.
 
How to do it
Pick out the tasks you want your pupils to work on in the Cathedral. Pay attention to the level of Mathematical knowledge the task requires and whether you have to work on certain issues in class before visiting the Cathedral. It is also important for you to bring the aids necessary for the pupils to work on the tasks.