Mathematics education in the Balkan societies up to the WWI

Lawrence, Snezana ORCID logoORCID: (2014) Mathematics education in the Balkan societies up to the WWI. Teaching Innovations, 27 (3) . pp. 46-57. ISSN 0352-2334 [Article] (doi:10.5937/inovacije1403046L)

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Whilst the world is indebted to the Greeks for their development of geometry and to Islamic mathematicians for their development of algebra, the history of violence and wars of the Balkan peninsula meant that neither heritages of these two great mathematical cultures survived into the 19th century. Th is paper is based on the research done for the history of mathematics in the Balkans and will be limited to the development of mathematical education in three Balkan societies: Greek, Ottoman, and Serbian, culminating in the early 20th century. It will try to explain how the three cultures of mathematics education were conceptualized, and how their development was infl uenced by the mathematical cultures of Western Europe. Th e systems of schools and universities, the first professors of mathematics at the universities in the three countries, mathematical syllabi, and some of the first textbooks in mathematics will be mentioned.

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Additional Information: Special Issue: History of Mathematics in Education and History of Mathematics Education - Mathematical Education Cultures
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Design Engineering and Mathematics
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