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
Teachers are no longer surprised when they see how the students can easily focus their attention on their smartphones or other gadgets instead of keeping tabs on the lesson. And it must be pretty challenging to compete with such new technology whilst teaching through methods that have been around for hundreds of years… but things are beginning to change. Even for maths teachers. 🙂
Let’s indulge in the concept
of non-formal mathematics
Math Reality Project is seeking to transfer non-formal math scenarios and activities into the virtual world, primarily through the creation of virtual reality tools which will be applied in parallel with the official math curricula in all the six partner countries, namely France, Belgium, Cyprus, Italy, Croatia and Romania.
10 fun mathematical facts!
Mathematics sucks. Mathematics is hard and it is useless…
Here are the sentences we can hear every day about mathematics, a discipline that is so important!
And so much fun if you take the time to take a closer look…