S.T.E.M. in 1910?

QuadratinoRubino3_BISS.T.E.M.  (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is a series of programs to make American students more adept at the hard sciences.  I, therefore, had to smile when I came upon this comic strip from 1910, Quadratino,  which tells the story of a boy with a square head. 

Designed by Antonio Rubino for the Italian children's magazine, Corriere dei Piccoli, the fun of the stories lies in Quadratino having his head changed to different geometric shapes through his misadventures.  What I found fascinating is that his grandmother and aunt who are mathematicians and it is they who rescue him each time by bringing his head back into its original square shape.



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