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Partecipate in competitions is important but…winning is better!

"Now, what do I do?" Haven't you asked it yourself while playing cards with your friends? You start a game, you think of a rational solution but after few trials, you just let Randomness decide. But our beloved Fortuna sometimes gives you gifts, other times simply bad scores. Hence, why do you waste...

algoritmo

Heart and algorithms

Dear Mr. Gramellini, dear Mr. Vespignani , I disagree, for what that's worth, with both of you. I don’t think that an algorithm could represent the dark side of a "class of intellectuals with crab-shaped hearts and dollar-shaped eyes", nor that it stands for the promised land of a society submerged by data. Going beyond the...

Discovering the concept of infinity and probability

“How can a rock stem the sea? ” used to sing the legendary Italian singer Lucio Battisti. “How can a monkey write the Divine Comedy?” I ask you today. You’ll easily answer: “It cannot!”. And here comes the fun: Emile Borel did not think so! Today I’ll show you that not only a monkey can write...

Aritmetica, logica, quadrato magico, sudoku.

Magic square: the best way to have fun with logic and arithmetic!

A passion long millennia that unconsciously keeps on attracting us all Fun with logic and arithmetic seems impossible to many of us, but it is actually an ancient, and still more widespread than one can think, activity! Take for example Magic Squares. These are squares, subdivided into smaller squares that contain all the numbers from...

STEM vs STEAM

STEM is our future!…What does STEM mean?!

Education, the investment in human capital, is key to the overall growth strategy of a country, along with healthcare, food and energy policies. In an increasingly tech-driven world, STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – subjects should be at the core of a forward-looking approach to education, oriented to crafting globally competitive individuals,...