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New "Math Support Gals" group description, for discussion

It took some time, but finally I've prepared it. This is the current edition of the description of the "Math Support Gals" soon-coming group, for final discussion. … Read More»

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Tiny ideas to encourage girls to explore mathematics and physics - 8: Computer programming: not for geeks only!

I know many (very many) women winning their bread as computer programmers. … Read More»

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Tiny ideas to encourage girls to explore mathematics and physics - 7: Resource: "Why Fibonacci numbers?"

The Fibonacci sequence is a classical example of a purely mathematical concept which pops up unexpectedly from many fields. … Read More»

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Tiny ideas to encourage girls to explore mathematics and physics - 6: Example: "Geometry in a Different Place"

In secondary school we got the first exposition to geometry. … Read More»

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An occasion to continue asking gender violence will stop forever.

"Gender violence", two words, and so many awful images. Of direct, gratuitous violence to women and children. … Read More»

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Tiny ideas to encourage girls to explore mathematics and physics - 5: Example: "Environment in ant's eyes"

We feel warm or shiver by cold. We may feel hungry or thirsty. We can sense the wind caressing our skin. These are some of the ways the environment impresses, even threats us. … Read More»

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Tiny ideas to encourage girls to explore mathematics and physics - 4: Example: "A thing to care of"

Let's amuse a bit! Do you remember your first contact with geophysics? Mine was through meteorology, on the fourth high school year. … Read More»

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Tiny ideas to encourage girls to explore mathematics and physics - 3: Reshaping science image? (Read-friendly / enhanced)

As I see, one aspect conspiring many girls (and boys as well, here in Italy) is the sense "mathematics (science in general) is not worth the effort". … Read More»

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Tiny ideas to encourage girls to explore mathematics and physics - 2: A highlight of the context - Reading-friendly version

Growing and thriving of individuals: this might well be the main challenge of education. … Read More»

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Tiny ideas to encourage girls to explore mathematics and physics - 3: Reshaping science image?

Of the many pressures girls face with respect to science, one is quite basic and common: imagining science has, after all, little value. If this happens, things are already compromised. … Read More»

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