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AR: "Math Sense: Easier than you think"

The latest AR event, "Math Sense: Easier than you think", will take place on October 17th, 9 p.m., at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown.

  1. 11.10.2013

    Maths has inspired explorers, musicians, physicists and philosophers, and profoundly influenced our society. In our next Ar event, Math Sense: Easier than you think, a team of mathematicians, teachers and neuroscientists will show you how maths can be easy, and that your brain is actually built to think with numbers.

    To dispel the myth that learning maths is unnecessary and hard, we have invited mathematicians and teachers Dr. Richard Bisk, from Worcester State University, and Dr. Ana Rita Pires, from Cornell University.

    Dr. Richard Bisk is one of the teachers responsible for introducing the Singapore method of mathematics teaching in the U.S.A. This interactive method was originated in Singapore and it is so effective that students who learned maths through it had the highest scores in international mathematics exams.

    Dr. Ana Rita Pires is responsible for a "Maths Circle", in which she teaches 6-year-old children geomeric concepts using origami, the Japanese paper-folding art.

    By the end of the night, we will introduce our guest of honour, your brain.

    Nuno Calaim, doctoral student at the Theoretical Neuroscience laboratory at the Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, will tell us how our brains are in fact organic calculators.

    Don’t miss this exciting night of numeric fun and discovery!
    Entrance is free. Book your seat online on October 14th, at 1 p.m. or at 9 p.m., on our webpage.




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