# Module 12

# STEAM(E) Learning activities; methodology of teaching math in STEAM(E) context.

## Introduction and Broad Description of the Context and Goal of the area/ topic addressed

Mathematical theatre is a unique and creative form of educational entertainment that combines mathematics with storytelling, performance, and visual elements. In mathematical theatre, mathematical concepts and principles are integrated into a theatrical performance, creating an engaging and interactive way to teach, explain, and explore mathematics.

## Learning Objectives and outcomes

With the completion of this module the trainees will be able to:

- Familiarise trainees with the new concept of mathematical (and science) theatre. Learning how to motivate pupils to write and present a mathematical theatre/play in class or for a competition.
- Trainees will acquire knowledge about the new concept of mathematical theatre. Learning how to find original ideas, topics in math or science that can be tough through a short mathematical theatre. Finding the plot, the story, the roles, writing a short theatrical script which is clever, funny and interesting. Learning the script, practicing and eventually performing a short theatrical play in front of their class, their school, or in a competition.

## Content and Resources

Presentation on how a mathematical play is created, including:

- Mathematical topic, property, riddle, paradox
- Idea, story, plot, roles
- Writing the script / Duration
- Assigning the roles and other responsibilities
- Rehearsals / Set design – construction
- Play / Presentation

## Methodology and approaches for the module training presentation

The methodology to guide you in creating and presenting a mathematical theatre is the following:

- Clearly outline the mathematical concepts or principles you want to convey through the theatre performance.
- Identify the target audience for your mathematical theatre production.
- Develop a compelling storyline or theme that integrates the mathematical concepts you want to illustrate.
- Write a script that incorporates mathematical elements into the dialogue and storyline.
- Create characters who embody or represent mathematical concepts or historical mathematicians.
- Use visual aids, such as diagrams, equations, or physical models, to illustrate mathematical ideas.
- Encourage audience interaction when appropriate.
- After the initial performance, gather feedback from the audience and make necessary improvements.
- Consider implementing assessments or post-performance discussions to gauge the audience’s understanding of the mathematical concepts presented.

## Instruments/ Tools/ Supporting Material/ Resources to be used

- Videos

- PowerPoint presentation(s)

- other interactive tools