An assessment of numeracy in Brazil: a NeuroMat op-ed

by Fernando Jorge da Paixão


The international assessment made in 2018, promoted by the OECD, PISA, was widely disseminated in December 2019. It is a three-year exam that consists of three subjects, reading, mathematics and science. 600,000 15-year-old participated, chosen as a sample representing the 32 million students from the 79 countries participating in the test.

4 highlights of NeuroMat in 2019

This non-exhaustive list brings up some of the key achievements of the Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for Neuromathematics (RIDC NeuroMat/FAPESP) in 2019. It is not conceived as a Statement of Impact --as the 2018 SOI--, since it may not be seen as an official compte-rendu; it is rather an informal recompilation of key moments of our team. This accounts for activities and milestones since NeuroMat's renewal for six years.

Videos to explain, promote NeuroMat ongoing research directions

The NeuroMat dissemination team has launched a series of short videos on which young researchers describe briefly questions they tackle and their ongoing work. As of now, four videos were distributed with junior NeuroMat researchers Fernando Araujo Najman, Fernanda Torres, Arthur Lopes da Silva Valencio, and Luiggi Lustosa.

A NeuroMat project for a "self-driving" transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS): an interview with Oswaldo Baffa Filho

The Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for Neuromathematics (RIDC NeuroMat) has sustained an ongoing project for the development of new strategies of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). This project involves the development of several tools and equipments, and is mostly informed by basic questions on how to model brain functioning.

Highlights of the NeuroMat report of activities

The Research, Innovation and Dissemination Center for Neuromathematics (RIDC NeuroMat) released its sixth report of activities in August. The report comprises activities in research, innovation and dissemination from January to August, 2019. The RIDC NeuroMat was created in 2013 by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and is coordinated by Antonio Galves.

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