João Alexandre Peschanski

  1. Pairing videos with math: Illustrating mathematical concepts in Brazil

    Cross-national studies that assess mathematical literacy show that Brazil ranks amongst the worst. As Wikimedia volunteers, we believe we can have an impact on this pervasive innumeracy in Brazil.... Read more

  2. I realized I was writing for her: mourning my mother through a hundred days of Wikipedia editing

    Everyone has their own reasons for joining 100wikidays. Mine was for mourning.... Read more

  3. Wikipedia on rational ignorance and Brazilian elections

    There is evidence (what is referred to in political science as “rational ignorance”) to support the claim that voters do not usually remember much about previous elections. Wikipedia can provide information on elections that is easy-to-read and of good quality.... Read more

  4. Community digest—First-ever Wikipedian-in-residence in Brazil; First women in science edit-a-thon in Venezuela

    The position will stimulate the use of Wikipedia as a means of scientific dissemination; twenty-one women scientists now have articles on the Spanish Wikipedia.... Read more