Teen-immigrants explore a math mobile app
We present the pilot phase of the project "Teenagers Experience Empowerment by Numbers" (TEEN), which is funded by Politecnico di Milano through the Polisocial Award 2018 and concerns the development of a mobile app to teach essential mathematics to young immigrants. The project aims at preparing them for living in a conscious, autonomous way in a Western country, increasing their ability to deal with everyday tasks that require some mathematical understanding. We present the app, some materials and an activity with the learners who have interacted with that. The set of tasks, tested in small groups, is rooted in daily activities, such as shopping at the supermarket, choosing a mobile internet plan, planning a trip. Our theoretical background is related to existing research findings on teaching to immigrants, Rabardel’s instrumental orchestration and feedback.
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