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Raising Public Awareness of Mathematics

Editors: Behrends, Ehrhard, Crato, Nuno, Rodrigues, Jose Francisco (Eds.)

  • An invitation to realize public awareness projects
  • Information on international public awareness activities
  • What makes a mathematical museum interesting?
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This collective book aims to encourage and inspire actions directed towards raising public awareness of the importance of mathematical sciences for our contemporary society in a cultural and historical perspective. Mathematical societies, in Europe and around the world, can find ideas, blueprints and suggestions for activities – including concerted actions with other international organizations – directed towards raising public awareness of science, technology and other fields where mathematics plays a strong role. The material is divided into four parts:
• National experiences
• Exhibitions / mathematical museums
• Popularization activities
• Popularization: why and how?

About the authors

Prof. Ehrhard Behrends, Freie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik, Germany Prof. Nuno Crato, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestao, Portugal Prof. José Francisco Rodrigues, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestao, Portugal

Reviews

“It is intended to be a book with everyday illustrations of applications of mathematics intended to accompany introductory mathematics courses for a beginning university student. … The content invites to really work on the topics that were presented. So for students and their instructors, this gives a wealth of ideas for practical sessions that are intended to work with the theory from the mathematics courses in a practical environment.” (Adhemar Bultheel, European Mathematical Society, euro-math-soc.eu, March, 2016)

“This book contains the proceedings of an international conference held in Óbidos (PT) in 2010 … . you may learn many things from this book: a white paper for setting up an exhibition, topics and the material needed for organizing a workshop, links to interactive websites you want to add to your own creation, they are all there. Or maybe you are just generally interested and then there is much fun exposed left for you to grasp.” (A. Bultheel, The European Mathematical Society, August, 2012)

Table of contents (28 chapters)

  • Raising Public Awareness in the UK —Some Snapshots

    Barrow, John D. (et al.)

    Pages 3-9

  • Raising the Public Awareness of Math: Discussing Recent Initiatives in France

    Bourguignon, Jean-Pierre

    Pages 11-21

  • The German Website Mathematik.de

    Koepf, Wolfram

    Pages 23-35

  • Mathematics for the People

    Ziegler, Günter M. (et al.)

    Pages 37-46

  • Mathematics in the Public Mind: The USA

    Laubenbacher, Reinhard

    Pages 47-55

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Raising Public Awareness of Mathematics
Editors
  • Ehrhard Behrends
  • Nuno Crato
  • Jose Francisco Rodrigues
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-25710-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-25710-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-25709-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 404
Number of Illustrations and Tables
38 b/w illustrations, 254 illustrations in colour
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