Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. (Nelson Mandela)
Program of the Conference on
History of Mathematics and Teaching of Mathematics
2018. May 23-26.
Mathematics - a common language for Europe for a thousand years.
The aim of the conference is to present aspects of the History of Mathematics, including its impact on the Teaching of Mathematics, to provide a forum to meet each other, and to give an opportunity for young researchers to present their results on the history of mathematics. We invite our colleagues, students, graduate students and other researchers to take part in the meeting.
The meeting will be hosted by the University of Miskolc, its campus next to Miskolc-Tapolca, famous spa for its thermal cave-bath.
The scientific programme of the conference will be scheduled on 24th, 25th and 26th May 2018.
- School of Mathematics of the University of St Andrews,
- University of Miskolc,
- Mathematics Education Centre of the Eötvös University Budapest,
- Institute of Mathematics, and Institute of Informatics of the University of Debrecen,
- János Bolyai Mathematical Society, Hungary,
- Junior Mathematical Society Miskolc.
Organizing and Scientific Committee
- Edmund F. Robertson, University of St Andrews (efr(at)st-andrews.ac.uk)
- John O’Connor, University of St Andrews (joc(at)st-andrews.ac.uk)
- Péter Körtesi, Miskolc University (matkp(at)uni-miskolc.hu)
- Katalin Munkácsy, Eötvös University, Budapest (katalin.munkacsy(at)gmail.com)
- Tünde Kántor, University of Debrecen (tkantor(at)science.unideb.hu)
- Lajos Klukovits, Bolyai Institute of the University of Szeged (klukovits(at)math.u-szeged.hu)
- Ágnes Tuska, Califoria State University, Fresno, California (agnest(at)mail.fresnostate.edu)
- Ödön Vancsó, Mathematics Education Centre, Eötvös University, Budapest (vancso.odon(at)gmail.com)
- Dénes Nagy, International Symmetry Society (Melbourne and Budapest) (snagydenes(at)gmail.com)
Preliminary Schedule of the Conference
Thursday 24th May , 2018.
Edmund Robertson: Mary Everest Boole: the first mathematical psychologist
Ioannis Vandoulakis: Proof-Events: Integrating History of Mathematics into Mathematics Education
Benedek András: Embodied Conceptions of Mathematical Understanding in the Twentieth Century: the emergence of Zoltan P. Dienes’s principles and their origin
Visiting the Memorial Library (Selmeci Műemlékkönyvtár)
Lectures 14 -18
Colin Campbell: Groups Galway and Groups St Andrews conferences
Vassilis Tsiantos: Non-definable analysis systems in ancient Greek mathematics and their use in contemporary teachings
David Ruch: Using Primary Source Projects to Learn Real Analysis, with Investigations from Cauchy and Abel
Munkácsy Katalin: Mathematical history - applied for learning
Michael Tobin: Advances in Transcendental Number Theory Since the Proof of the Gelfond-Schneider Theorem
Wagner Valente, Rosilda Morais, Luciane Bertini and Neuza Bertoni Pinto: Mathematics in teacher training and teaching: processes and dynamics of professional knowledge production, 1890-1990
Shigeru Masuda: Poisson' "sloughs" in his final works in life, "A Study of Mathematical Physics."
Friday, 25th May , 2018.
Kántor Sándorné: Presentation of the Dissertationes Davidianae ( Debrecen, 1927.1940)
Oláh-Gál Róbert: Using Excel Graphic in teaching of mathematics in Higher Education
Harald Stockinger: Biographical information from monasterial archives: Ernst Mach's school year at the Gymnasium of the Benedictines in Seitenstetten
Lukáš Vízek: Czech Publications on the History of Mathematics at the Turn of the 19th and the 20th Centuries in an International Context
Peter Tannenbaum: HOW TO DIVIDE CANDY (AND MORE): A Brief History of Fair Division
Nagy Dénes: Anti-Golden-Sectionism
Dirk Huylebrouk: "A less divine insight"
Afternoon program: 14:00 -19:30
City tour by bus
Diósgyőr Castle - Knigthly Games
Saturday, 26th May, 2018.
Oksana Malanchuk: Differential-symbol method of solving two-point problem
Kelsey Clarkson: Algebra for All and its Lasting Impact on Mathematics Education
Zsuzsanna Ágnes Berényi: Dániel Arany, the freemason
Diego Lieban: TBA
Cecilia Russo: TBA
Péter Körtesi: János Bolyai at Olomouc-Olmütz
Tuska Ágnes: Zoltan Paul Dienes: The life and legacy of a maverick mathematician
Michael Lambrou: Proofs of theorems in Plane Geometry by exit into space
Summing up and closing 12:00
Optional afternoon program:
1. Visiting the cave thermal cave-bath in Miskolc Tapolca
2.Visiting the Centre, Greek Orthodox Church, Iconostase, Exhibition https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_Orthodox_Church_and_Museum,_Miskolc, Free walking
Sunday, 27th May Departures.