# OER4Schools/Introduction to enquiry based learning/review of follow up

Review of homework: The project day or field trip

Whole group discussion (5 min) on project day ideas. Share briefly any ideas about a ‘project day’ or ‘field trip’:

1. What is a suitable topic and for which level of students?
2. What is a suitable lesson objective/success criteria?
3. Where would be a suitable venue for the event?
4. What kind of questions could you pose? Can you phrase some sample questions that ask learners what they know/think about some aspects of your chosen topic? What might they like to know/find out?

Review of homework: Use of ICT in Enquiry-Based Learning (EBL)

Whole group discussion (10 min) on ICT use in EBL. Discuss how the use of OpenOffice spreadsheet and/or Geogebra can be a useful tool for teachers to make use of EBL. You may like to refer to the resource databases you have created for homework to suggest your insights.

Watch this clip of Abel, a Maths teacher in Zambia, demonstrating the relationship between area and perimeter. Think about how GeoGebra can be useful for this lesson.

VIDEO

Fixed area vs a changing perimeter

Abel demonstrates the concept of a fixed area vs a changing perimeter.

This video is available on your memory stick in the video/Abel rectangles folder. Duration: 7:9 (Series: Abel rectangles, episode 07)

Educator note

Abel demonstrated how the area is kept constant by using the same piece of paper and rearranging its strips. The number of times a piece can be ‘cut’ and ‘rearranged’ in Geogebra could be infinite! Students could explore in Geogebra how changing the shape of any other figures (e.g. triangles) in different ways (while not changing the area), would affect the perimeter.

Now watch how Abel talked about why he thought the use of Geogebra would be helpful for his lesson. Was his view similar or different to yours? Do you think your students can make use of Geogebra for this kind of enquiry lesson?

VIDEO

Group discussion on the formula for finding area of rectangle

Abel questions a group on the formula for area and how to relate it to a rectangle drawn on the netbook.

This video is available on your memory stick in the video/Abel rectangles folder. Duration: 2:24 (Series: Abel rectangles, episode 15)