JOHAN WENDT

UNG AUTISM

After almost eight years of revitalizing the whole field of mathematics for young students in Scandinavia, Johan decided to leave Mattecentrum in June 2015 to continue working on cultivating curiosity and skills around math and coding among young people, for example through the book Curly Bracket. In addition, he started the organisation Ung Autism in 2016. He is currently working on a new venture which has developed a system for precision irrigation which allows a decrease on the use of water for irrigation by 50% and increase the crops by 30%.

THE NEW IDEA

Johan is creating a network of math programs to make math vibrant, exciting, and respected as a key skill for success. His tutoring programs are community-based, building a web of experts—from engineers to PhDs and beyond—to create a culture where math is easy and interesting. With a comprehensive approach utilizing YouTube, phone apps, online support programs and simulators, public math events, and an international network of tutors, Johan is building a new generation of math experts who understand the relevance of math and find it exciting.

Johan’s program is based on the principle that math is an integral skill to functional and active citizenship. As an informed member of democratic society, basic skills in math are essential. Johan has set up outreach channels that show how math can help kids in their career success, personal ambition, and daily life. Johan has created a free and accessible program where kids can and want to participate, equipping students with an interest for math and the skills they need.

Johan meets the kids where they are, using free, creative approaches that stealthily get kids interested in math; he has designed both physical and virtual platforms that encourage inclusion and participation on a large scale. Mattecentrum, the organization he founded, has an air of contagious enthusiasm that is imbued within the organizational structure, capitalizing on the peer pressure and “it factor” that drives so many youth habits.

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Ashoka Nordic

C/O Antrop

Rosenlundsgatan 31

118 63, Stockholm,  Sweden

nordic@ashoka.org

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