Hello my fellow travelers, let's start at the beginning, shall we? In the ancient cradle of civilization, when humanity was just beginning to write its history, an artifact appeared that perhaps did not come from our world. A tool so advanced that it was misunderstood by future generations. When medieval treasure hunters discovered a wealth of jewelry, gold, and precious stones, they were unable to appreciate the artifact among the other treasures. Nevertheless, the artifact survived and possibly reached the hands of the genius Leonardo da Vinci. It is said that Leonardo and the famous mathematicians of the time used all the available knowledge of mathematics to decipher the artifact. It is clear from the surviving documentation that the instrument was named Trigōnon metron. Unfortunately, Leonardo never succeeded in reviving the instrument, and for the next 500 years, the artifact was hidden in private collections, covered in dust. Only today, using the knowledge of modern mathematics and advanced technology, have we finally managed to uncover its secrets and find the key to activating the device. Today we know that this device is, in fact, a navigational portal.
Why am I doing this?
I want to offer children an educational game that not only engages and entertains them, but also unveils the sometimes hidden beauty of mathematics. Math is not just for the chosen few; anyone can easily master it in primary school. A game might be the key to this. For instance, a game called "Navigation Portal" could be the first comprehensive educational game of its kind, aiming to support children in their enthusiasm for further exploration of mathematics and other subjects.
Who am I?
I am a software engineer and a parent. I am also interested in a wide range of scientific topics. I have worked in several multinational companies and on numerous Czech and international projects. I was involved in the creation of some key mobile operator functions and currently work on the development of cloud solutions. Like every parent, the birth of my children has led me to take an active interest in their education.
And I discovered that finding ways to explain anddemonstrate things is an adventurous journey worth undertaking! How can we explain trigonometry to a ten-year-old child? Is it even possible? I will convince you that it is! And quite easily!