Creativity and Logic

Creativity and Logic camp introduces students to concepts and principles related to the world that surrounds us (learning binary numbers upon which the digital world is based, ability to comprehend and summarise a text, learning new math aspects, spurring problem-solving through experimentation). In our contemporary society, where learners do not take information out of the real world, but use conceptual structures to interpret it and understand it, science, technology, engineering, art and maths are currently considered as access points to guide students to search, communicate and think critically. These complex subjects often need some prior knowledge available in a school environment, but that must be understood, assimilated and turned into “knowing how to do” or into an enablement skill because “knowledge helps only when it descends into habits” (Bruner).

Icebreaker - Spaghetti Tower

Before you begin this camp, Why not try our special icebreaker that will test the students and introduce them to some of the logic used throughout this camp

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Modules

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Binary Counting

The module’s aim is to let pupils discover a counting method upon which the digital world is based. The module deals with binary system and allows workgroups to engage in unusual- pattern challenges stimulating the linear problem-solving logic process. The activity is conceived as a bridge between theory and its direct application in order to join theory to practice.

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From text to video

In this module, a text - previously chosen by the educators/ teachers - can be read and used as reference for a make a stop-motion video. A text is analyzed and a summary of the content is realized using the stop motion technique. The stop-motion technique is a way to learn how most animation films are made (introduction to film language), get an insight into subjects dealt with in class with a different view and approach, promote teamwork through a technique which combines manual skills and technology.

What Knot are you?

The module’s aim is to show how to look at the real world that surrounds us with “mathematical eyes”, to understand it and study it. Specifically, the module shows the space defined by a mathematical knot and gets students to know the real world through new perspectives that trigger curiosity and questions.

Automata

The module’s aim is to explore playfully simple mechanisms such as levers and pulleys, learn how they work and understand what movements they make. The challenge is to build a complex mechanism that students will be able to complete using problem-solving strategies.

Post-Evaluation

Post Camp Evaluation