Mathematics in culture:
Math museums and popularization
The abstract entities of mathematics, situated far from the material reality, makes it difficult to grasp, understand or even to enthuse about the subject. When it comes to museums, natural history and science thus has far more advantage in presenting the newest and the oldest discoveries.
to teaching mathematics
In recent years, the issue of mathematical skills has become increasingly important. They are classified as key competences necessary for personal fulfilment, active citizenship, social inclusion and employability in a knowledge-based society.
and learning disorders
Math is a very concrete and exact subject. If you ask a child to tell you how much is 7 plus 3, the answer can’t be approximated, it has to be very precise to give the right answer. You are either right, or either wrong. And usually, children don’t get point for being almost right.
Ways that Virtual Reality can change how we educate
We are aware of the speed of ICT development and its impact on development of our society. Technology is integrated in a great number of everyday activities. New technologies enable us to communicate faster and more easily, they open doors to millions of pieces of information and make our lives easier.
Being someone else:
VR as an “empathy machine”
Virtual Reality can surely change how we see the world around us: the experience of being deeply immersed in a totally different environment, deciding what to do and where to go, talking and feeling other people as though they are real, can stimulate empathy.
“Good teaching is 1/4 preparation and 3/4 theater.” Gail Godwin
Let’s indulge in the concept of non-formal mathematics