The activity allows students to approach the world of numbers in an entertaining way and teachers to obtain innovative teaching methodologies.
The University of La Serena, on the occasion of the celebration of its 33º anniversary, has prepared a wide range of activities to offer to the community during the next days. Among them is the Theater Work '' Historias Matemágicas al Cubo '', which seeks to encourage the interest of boys and girls to learn about mathematics in a playful and attractive way.
The work, by the theatrical cast of the ULS Extension Directorate (ETEULS) and directed by Dr. Catalina Cvitanic and Ignacio Cáceres, was prepared for months and will be presented free of charge to the entire community of La Serena on Thursday 3 April from the 19: 00 hours in the Aula Magna of the Ignacio Domeyko Campus, located in Calle Benavente nº 980 of La Serena.
The activity is composed of three mini works: '' In networks with Polygon '', '' Zero stress '' and '' The Death of 8 '', which are designed for children from the 9 years and in which different aspects of mathematics are approached, with metaphors and dynamics that seek to reenchant the youngest with this discipline. The idea is to spend a pleasant time with the family, with an activity that mixes art and knowledge available to everyone.
This work represents a new way of dealing with the teaching of mathematics, since in addition to presenting it in an entertaining way for the public, it represents a source of novel ideas for teachers to carry out their classes in the classroom.
For the director of the cast, Dr. Catalina Cvitanic, this is a very good way to revalue the subject. "We must eradicate the myth that mathematics is complicated and unattainable, get the parents to understand and encourage the student to value mathematics as a useful tool in our daily life," he said.