Posts Tagged ‘Students’

When a dream comes true- RESEt project: bringing a whole class of girls to the Arctic

The RESEt project (Research and Education Svalbard Experience www.resetsvalbard.it) is an Italian educational scientific project aimed at fostering interests in geoscience topics in a class of high school students. The project is targeting a class of 20 girls attending a high school (Liceo Filzi, Rovereto. Trento) with a primary...

Experiencing scientific journalism as a stimulus for young students to choose science careers

Image: Costantina Cossu Ten of my students attending the 4th class of Liceo Scientifico Alghero, together with other students from Sardinia have taken part in the best research centres in Sardinia. It has been a real stage in the Porto Conte Research center laboratories in Alghero, CRS4 in Pula...

Using PBL and student-centered activities in Math classes

Image: Shutterstock/Tyler Olson Let’s start from the beginning. How many times have we heard from our students the question: “Why do we have to study this?” As opposite to the (unfortunately, so common!) perception of Maths as being an abstract, mechanic, repetitive and boring subject, the kind of un-escapable every-day ordeal, by means of creative...

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Math and Game: Nim (Part 2)

Image: Ivelin Radkov/Shutterstock Exercise: From the above sums NIM or otherwise, find how much xÅx, where x is any natural number. If 38Åx = 25, what is the x; Solution 38Åx = (100110) 2Åx = (11001) 2, hence x = (111111) 2 = 63. In games 2-3-6-7 Nimes, Nimes...