Trip to Haus der Mathematik

Veröffentlicht am 25.10.2017

On Wed­nes­day, the 25th of Octo­ber the class 4B visi­ted the Haus der Mathe­ma­tik“.
At first three guides showed us some tricks in a room they called »Markt­platz«. The first guide told us a story about Socra­tes and his slave and we had to find out the answer to the chal­lenge Socra­tes had asked his slave. Then the second guide showed us a card trick, where by fol­lo­wing a set of instruc­tions we found out where he is going to go during the holi­days. Then the third guide did a »tele­pa­thy« trick, where he found out one student’s father’s age. Each of the tricks had a mathe­ma­ti­cal expla­na­tion which was fun to learn.

We visi­ted the museum where we got to par­ti­ci­pate in the »mathe­ma­ti­sche Zeit­reise«. We learnt about many facts inclu­ding the Aus­trian who inven­ted the car­ving ski, Pytha­go­ras and the Pytha­go­rean cup, how all Egyp­tian pyra­mids have the same angel when they didn’t use any ruler. After­wards we did mul­ti­pli­ca­tion and divi­sion using a very old mecha­ni­cal cal­cu­la­tor, which bank workers had used. 

We could play to our hearts con­tent in the »Erleb­nis­welt« – we could do dif­fe­rent puz­zles, play small thin­king games, even build a »Kugel­bahn«. I liked the »Erleb­nis­welt« the best. 

Some fun games and chal­len­ges were also orga­ni­zed. Kathi and Tanya won them­sel­ves a jar of honey and a bar of cho­co­late. It was the per­fect way to spend the last day of school before the Autumn break.

By Lara Has­leh­ner, 4B