Each month starting from October 2014 mascil highlights one Problem of the Month (PoM), which is a carefully selected mathematics and/or science activity for teachers to try out with their students. The PoMs are purposefully selected, providing opportunities for teachers to trial out and work with inquiry based learning (IBL) activities in their classrooms with a problem closely related to the world of work. For each problem of the month there is an online forum, where teachers may exchange their experiences about working with this particular PoM.

 

A list of Problems of the month published so far

April 2016: Routing school buses

» Click here to get to the discussion forum for ‘Routing school buses’

 

March 2016: Healthy chicken = Healthy egg?

» Click here to get to the discussion forum for ‘Healthy chicken = Healthy egg?’

 

February 2016: Drug Concentration

» Click here to get to the discussion forum for ‘Drug Concentration’

 

January 2016: Building a safe staircase

» Click here to get to the discussion forum for ‘Building a safe staircase’

 

December 2015: Do we know how much and what we eat?

» Click here to get to the discussion forum for ‘Do we know how much and what we eat?’

 

November 2015: Design and build your own vacuum cleaner, hair dryer or toy car

» Click here to get to the discussion forum for ‘Design and build your own vacuum cleaner, hair dryer or toy car’

 

October 2015: Nesting box

» Click here to get to the discussion forum for ‘Nesting box’

 

September 2015: IQ-game design

» Click here to get to the discussion forum for ‘IQ-game design’

 

June 2015: House Insulation

» Click here to get to the discussion forum for ‘House Insulation’

 

May 2015: Parking entrance

» Click here to get to the discussion forum for ‘Parking entrance’

 

April 2015: Fish Hatchery

» Click here to get to the discussion forum for ‘Fish Hatchery’

 

March 2015: Forest and Timber Management

» Click here to get to the discussion forum for ‘Forest and Timber Management’

 

February 2015: Pipe Clamp

» Click here to get to the discussion forum for ‘Pipe Clamp’

 

January 2015: Counting people

» Click here to get to the discussion forum for ‘Counting People’

 

December 2014: Problem of hearing

» Click here to get to the discussion forum for ‘Problem of hearing’

 

November 2014: Bicycle insurance

» Click here to get to the discussion forum for ‘Bicycle insurance’

 

October 2014: Brine

» Click here to get to the discussion forum for ‘Brine’