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Mathematical Routes in València



The Scientific Culture and Innovation Unit of the University of Valencia, in collaboration with the Al-Khwârizmî mathematical Education Society of the Valencian Community, organises the Mathematical Routes in the city of Valencia within the framework of the annual plan of science dissemination activities that has the support of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology and the Ministry of Science and Innovation. The aim is to use the urban environment as a didactic resource for the dissemination, teaching and learning of mathematics with the aim that secondary school students develop positive attitudes towards them and achieve more meaningful learning, while they are encouraged to see and appreciate the mathematics around us in a friendly way.

The Routes

Currently three itineraries are offered:

Route 1: From the Torres de Serrans to the Botanical Garden (meeting point in Plaça dels Furs, next to the towers).
Route 4: From Mercat de Colom to La Nau (meeting point at the door of the Jorge Juan street market).
Route 5: From the Grau shipyards at the Cabanyal market

UCCI + i offers an indefinite number of routes until the budget for this activity is exhausted. The final number of routes will depend on the groups assigned to each route. Each business day two routes are offered on different itineraries. Here you have a calendar indicating the routes and itineraries that are already reserved.

Applications will be processed through the web form that you will find on this page. The UCC + i will assign you the preferred dates and routes or, if reserved by another centre, the possible alternatives. After reviewing the request, an email will be sent with the reservation confirmation.

The application period for the academic year 2021-2022 will be open the first week of October. Centres that have not been able to do the route during the previous academic year will have preference due to the restrictions imposed by the state of alarm, whenever they make the request throughout the month of October. Requests will necessarily be made through the following form. (Link pending update)

Conditions to participate in the activity

In order to reach the largest number of students and centres, this activity is offered free of charge in all centres with secondary education students.

The routes are designed for 4th year of ESO and 1st year of Baccalaureate students. The monitors can adapt the route to lower levels of the ESO, but in this case it is recommended that the specialist teaching staff carry out some work prior to the classroom.

Due to the current health situation, a maximum of 45 students may participate in each route. Those centres that have numerous groups of the same educational level may request a second route, which will be different if it is requested for the same day, or the same if it is requested on another day.

Development of the activity

The people who will monitor the routes will meet with students and teachers at their meeting point at 10:00. A maximum of 5 groups of 9 people per monitor will be created who will act autonomously. In order to form the groups from the beginning of the activity, they will be previously formed by the centres. All the people who participate will be provided with hand sanitiser before the start of the activity and at any time they need it, but it is mandatory to bring your own mask.

The route will begin with an introduction to the itinerary and will deliver the necessary material (measuring tapes, clinometres, calculators, educational notebooks...) properly sanitised. The estimated duration of each route is 3h 30m.

To interact on social networks you use the Twitter handle @CdCienciaUV and the hashtag #RutesMatemàtiques

After the route, the centre’s contact person will receive an email to evaluate the activity.


Rutes Matemàtiques a València és un projecte de la Unitat de Cultura Científica i de la Innovació de la Universitat de València, que compta amb el finançament de la Fundación Española de Ciencia y Tecnologia i el Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación