Teaching material

The material from our CAMMP days can be integrated by teachers into their own lessons at any time, as it is available online via our workshop platform.

Please contact us through mail if we can support you with the implementation.

 

In addition, we have teaching material for two topics that can be realized in just two double lessons each:

Cooling process of metals

Large metal structures, such as steel posts used in bridge construction, are cast in molds and then cooled so that they can be installed. When metals cool, they change their structure. Their state of aggregation changes from liquid to solid. This is called crystallization. In the process, the so-called heat of crystallization is released, which slows down and even reverses the cooling process. If the cooling process is not known precisely enough, this can lead to damaged products during casting, making them less stable.

For the company RWP GmbH (Richter, Weiß und Partner, named after the founders of the company Wieland Richter and Konrad Weiß), it is therefore important for the casting of metals to

  • know the temperature and the time of crystallization and
  • to determine the amount of energy released.

Integration and differentiation are needed to solve these two subproblems. The material gives students real-world applications of high school mathematics, which contributes to their motivation.

Duration: 2 double lessons
Contents: Differentiation, difference quotient, integration, sum of squares, measurement error.
Prior knowledge: Differentiation, difference quotient, integration, sum of squares.
Applicable: For upper grades
Created by: Kirsten Wohak
Questions: If you have any questions, please contact us through mail.

You can find more information about the company here

 

All just coincidence? - On the trail of climate records

Since "Fridays for future" at the latest, climate change has been on everyone's lips and is the subject of lively public and political debate. The media are increasingly talking about temperature records.
What are records anyway, do they really occur more and more frequently or can their occurrence simply be explained by chance, as some people claim?
We will answer this exciting question with scientific methods using real temperature data.

Duration: about one double hour
Prior knowledge: Probabilities and random experiments, path rules.
Contents: Dealing with data, law of large numbers, Laplace probability, path rules, conditional probabilities, stochastic independence, expected value.
Participants: 10th grade and higher
Created by: Maren Hattebuhr
Registration: Dates can be arranged individually by e-mail.