Parc de la Sèquia, UPC and BBVA renew their collaboration for the exhibition “Mathematics and life” until 2021

Published in 30 de September de 2020

The three entities want to promote activities related to the world of mathematics, the basis of science and technology, and continue to bring them closer to the public in a practical and fun way.

The meeting was attended by Montserrat Alsina, professor-researcher in the Department of Mathematics at the UPC Manresa; Laia Muns, director of the Aigües de Manresa Foundation – Junta de la Sèquia; Eudald Serra, director of the Museu de la Tècnica de Manresa and Carles Caballero, director of the BBVA Customer Banking Center in Manresa.

The exhibition “Mathematics and Life”, conceived by UPC Manresa 10 years ago and which has toured several Catalan towns with great public success, mainly in schools, was inaugurated on 25 February at the Museu de la Tècnica de Manresa.

With the arrival of the pandemic and confinement, many reservations had to be canceled and visits restricted. For this reason, the organizing bodies consider that extending this course is essential for schools and families who have not been able to enjoy it to do so in the coming months.

The exhibition has several areas that relate the most everyday situations and spaces of life with the world of mathematics, such as our room, when we go out, when we go shopping, or even when we play sports or play. to board games. Among the new features are renewed panels focused on sustainability and digital transformation, at the suggestion of BBVA.

With the desire that students of all educational stages have their place in the exhibition, workshops and activities related to mathematics and science, technology, art … have also been devised.

The exhibition can be visited from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm until June 30, 2021. Admission is free for BBVA customers. The program of activities and the educational offer can be consulted on the Parc de la Sèquia website.