MissionGianni A. Sarcone
and Marie-Jo Waeber
have founded Archimedes’ Lab™ Project with a vision (maybe a utopian idea?) of:
• promoting the puzzle as an educational aid useful for training,
socialization and communication. Games and puzzles can increase players'
self confidence in their ability to apply knowledge to new situations.
In the same way, players will learn the skills of collaborating,
managing emotions, and resolving conflicts in groups;
• developing hands-on activities and puzzles that are engaging, affordable, and easy-to-use;
• creating new experiential-based teaching methods involving games and puzzles for teaching Mathematics and Science;
• encouraging integrated approaches to thinking and learning.
Integrated approaches enable students to investigate a specific subject
using many forms of knowledge and expression, by combining critical
thinking, practical skills and topics from other subjects and by
connecting the studied subject to their own lives and environment;
fostering contacts and collaboration among puzzle enthusiasts, and
persons or industries involved in education and entertainment
is a free and collaborative edutainment website developed and
maintained by Gianni A. Sarcone and Marie-Jo Waeber, two authors with
more than twenty years of experience in the fields of visual thinking
and education. The main goal of the site is to popularize math through
puzzles and games.