Maths is in Fashion

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POSTED DATE: 21 March 2017

AUTHOR: Minnis Journals

Claire Bennett, Felicity Furey and Jillian Kenny are using real world scenarios that are relevant to students’ interests to increase engagement and improve results via their app In Real Life.

The three engineers were motivated to develop the technology after running a number of engineering workshops targeting young girls in schools.

Furey, Machinam co-founder, said the app enables students to develop critical thinking skills by solving real world maths problems.

“We saw great results when students connected maths to the real world and saw how they could make a difference with engineering and STEM careers.” Read more...