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Title of the Experience
The impossible equation
Name of the student
F. G. O.
Country where it took place
School typology
Vocational School
Thematic Area
Experience typology
Teaching in class, Extracurricular activity
Type of Experience
Description of the Experience
The subject of mathematics that most interested me was the one of the equations, because the story that lies behind it is very interesting, because the equations, unlike some mathematical topics, found a wide application in many fields. I was impressed because I read a book that deals with equations, the "Impossible Equation" by Mario Livio, which runs through the entire history of the equations, from the Babylonians to Abel and Galois, two great mathematicians in between the '700 and 800 that have ventured into the impossible solution of the equation, an equation of degree higher than the fourth. The fact that it is impossible to solve an equation of degree higher than the fourth makes me reflect on the fact that mathematics is an infinite and mysterious world that man has never been able to dominate because it is a world that does not create man with its rules, but has its own life and its own laws of existence.


Dissemination Seminar in Florence

31 October 2015 The seminar has been held in ITIS “A. Meucci” one of the schools involved within Goerudio project activities. Its main aim was to promote the results of the project toward a broad sample of stakeholders even overcrossing the number of people directly involved in the production of project outcomes. This purpose has been totally achieved especially thanks to the participation of students and teachers coming from different schools or from other classes instead of those ones directly involved within the project activities.