A manifestation on the occasion of the International Day of Light – Ode to Light was held in the Astronomical Centre Rijeka from the 16th until the 18th of May, 2024. As a part of this manifestation, we held a workshop Mathematical games and puzzles.

More information and a program of the manifestation can be found here.

As a part of the MoStart 2024 conference, two workshops with InAMath activities for teachers were held: Art and Technology in Math classroom (B.Crnković, V. Mikulić Crnković) and Preparing educative 3D models (I. Marić i M. Zovko).

Bojan Crnković and Vedrana Mikulić Crnković had a presentation entitled “The Exhibition, Games and Virtual reality – Technologies in Math Education” on 2nd International Conference on Digital Transformation in Education and Artificial Intelligence Applications, MoStart, 24-26 April 2024, Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Within the SciMaG project, the current activity is the research of threshold concepts in STEM fields. Partner universities conducted research on the project with the support of partner schools. The first part of the research in Serbia was jointly organized by team members of the University of Novi Sad and Jovan Jovanović Zmaj Gymnasium, on April 18, 2024. This phase included teachers from primary and secondary schools in Novi Sad and its surroundings. The research was carried out in the school premises, in the form of workshops in STEM areas, gathering over 40 teachers who gave their professional input and, through discussion, enabled important conclusions and recommendations for the further course of the research and the project itself. In the following period, other steps in the research will follow!

On April 23rd, 2024 in Rijeka, Croatia, we conducted activities Prepare and play sudoku for small ones and the big ones. Also, we are very happy that we designed an activity in which students learn to program in Scratch with the help of the [ai] explore game, and we conducted this activity with 5th-grade students!

On Thursday, 18.4.2024. we visited Elementary school Čavle, Croatia and conducted three newly developed SciMaG games: Treasure Hunt in the Pi rythm, and Prepare and play Sudoku for 5th and 7th graders.

On Saturday, 13.4.2024. the manifestation Stem picnic was held in Rijeka, Croatia. We participated in the event with several SciMaG activities: Sudoku for the big ones, Sudoku for the little ones, Mathematical games and puzzles, Math escape, and Make your own Echer tile!

At the mathematics workshops at UP PEF, we celebrated the International Day of Mathematics and the Number Pi. The children got to know the number Pi with the help of music pipes, while moving, building towers, playing a board game, … we ended the meeting with the realization that the number Pi is almost magical and we had the pleasure of getting to know it and playing with it.

The International Day of Mathematics (IDM) is a worldwide celebration. Each year on March 14 all countries will be invited to participate through activities for both students and the general public in schools, museums, libraries and other spaces. March 14 was chosen as the date for the IDM because it was already celebrated in many countries as Pi Day, based on the fact that some countries write it as 3/14 and the mathematical constant Pi is approximately 3.14. The International Day of Mathematics project is led by the International Mathematical Union with the support of numerous international and regional organizations from all over the world. It was proclamated by UNESCO on the 40th session of the General Conference, November 26, 2019. The first celebration was held on March 14, 2020.

This year, we will celebrate the International Day of Mathematics at Elementary School Sveti Matej, Viškovo. The celebration of the International Day of Mathematics was organized as part of the project SciMaG – Science&Math educational games from preschool to university, and the organizers and performers of the activity are Center of Technical Culture Rijeka, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Rijeka, Elementary School Sveti Matej Viškovo, Prva sušačka hrvatska gimnazija Rijeka.

The activities are:

Utrka neposlušnih robota (Faculty of Mathematics, University of Rijeka)

Igra: Matematika drugim riječima (Faculty of Mathematics, University of Rijeka

Igre: Set, Spot it, Tatrix (Faculty of Mathematics, University of Rijeka)

Složi i zaigraj sudoku za malene (Faculty of Mathematics, University of Rijeka)

Kornjača igra sudoku (Faculty of Mathematics, University of Rijeka)

Sudoku u koordinatnom sustavu (Faculty of Mathematics, University of Rijeka)

Potraga za blagom u Pi ritmu (Faculty of Mathematics, University of Rijeka and Center of Technical Culture Rijeka)

Cubetto igra Sudoku (Faculty of Mathematics, University of Rijeka and Center of Technical Culture Rijeka)

Pčelica pleše u Pi ritmu (Faculty of Mathematics, University of Rijeka and Center of Technical Culture Rijeka)

Join the celebration of the International Day of Mathematics and publish your activities at https://www.idm314.org/. At the same address, you can see how IDM is celebrated in the world.