The blackboard sundial

Two classes of the fifth year of a primary school of Mirano (VE) have developed a laboratory on the apparent path of the sun, stirring an intuitive approach to an artistic analysis. The activity led to the construction of various educational tools including a sundial rewritable by students, a game based on the celestial hemisphere and to generate sundials. The topic has also lent a pedagogical reflection on the comparison between the representation of what we perceive than one that lives know through scientific research.

presentation at the 27th National Conference on Mathematics Education: “The teaching of mathematics as a key to understanding of classroom situations” – Castel San Pietro Terme – BO, November 2013