STEAM STEMconArte

STEM is not cool…What if we add Art?: STEAM is cool!

STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Math - is our chance for the future, our opportunity to be part of the running world! Unfortunately, in Italy we are focused on simply listing our structural poor results at all levels, without seriously discussing potential actions in education (“more investment” is not an effective action!) even if PIAAC...

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,...

Simboli di matematica

Mathematics: the art of being curious!

But you ... you read the pre-readings??? (Today I want to tell you a story.) It's the beginning of September, I enroll in my first MOOC - which stands for Massive Open Online Course - a free online university course open to thousands of students. The theme is "Mathematical Thinking" , the professor is Keith Devlin, a...