New Math and the South Slavs

Book chapter


Lawrence, S. 2023. New Math and the South Slavs. in: De Bock, D. (ed.) Modern Mathematics: An International Movement? Cham Springer. pp. 303–317
Chapter titleNew Math and the South Slavs
AuthorsLawrence, S.
Abstract

Yugoslavia was a young country when the Royaumont Seminar took place in 1959, a seminar that emerged from the New Thinking in School Mathematics initiative. This chapter, on Yugoslavia, seeks to illuminate that part of the mathematics education history of the country by looking at the three mathematicians who all contributed to a specific view of mathematics, mathematics education, and its practical manifestations. The contributions of Đuro Kurepa, Miloš Radojčić, and Judita Cofman are explored, and their lasting impact on mathematics education in the framework of the New Math in Yugoslavia and further away, on a global scale. Kurepa’s influence and prominence are explored through his role with the ICMI and his global networks; Cofman’s influence through her work in Europe: Germany and England—as much as her work in Yugoslavia; and Radojčić’s work reached Africa through the non-aligned movement. Their contributions to mathematics education were diverse. Kurepa concentrated mostly on delineating the principles of teaching and learning and had leading roles in many institutions, nationally and internationally. Radojčić’s contribution to the philosophy of mathematics education was deeply colored by his epistemology based on anthroposophical principles. Finally, and perhaps the most enduring, was Cofman’s contribution to mathematics education in Serbia, England, and Germany, on structuring the learning of mathematics around problem solving.

KeywordsYugoslavia; New Math; Djuro Kurepa; Milos Radojcic; Judita Cofman; Royaumont Seminar
Sustainable Development Goals16 Peace, justice and strong institutions
Middlesex University ThemeCreativity, Culture & Enterprise
LanguageEnglish
Page range303–317
Book titleModern Mathematics: An International Movement?
EditorsDe Bock, D.
PublisherSpringer
Place of publicationCham
SeriesHistory of Mathematics Education
ISBN
Hardcover9783031111655
Electronic9783031111686
Paperback9783031111686
ISSN2509-9736
Electronic2509-9744
Publication dates
Print09 Mar 2023
Online08 Mar 2023
Publication process dates
Accepted2023
Deposited19 Jan 2024
Output statusPublished
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-11166-2_15
Permalink -

https://repository.mdx.ac.uk/item/ywy7v

  • 26
    total views
  • 0
    total downloads
  • 6
    views this month
  • 0
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

Student video curation
Jones, M., Lawrence, S., Masterson, B., Megeney, A. and Sharples, N. 2023. Student video curation. MSOR Connections. 21 (2), pp. 15-24. https://doi.org/10.21100/msor.v21i2.1403
Authentic by design: developing mathematicians for the talent economy
Masterson, B., Jones, M., Lawrence, S., Megeney, A. and Sharples, N. 2023. Authentic by design: developing mathematicians for the talent economy. MSOR Connections. 21 (2), pp. 44-51. https://doi.org/10.21100/msor.v21i2
Revising the role of the history of mathematics in post-pandemic world
Lawrence, S., Megeney, A., Sharples, N., Masterson, B. and Jones, M. 2022. Revising the role of the history of mathematics in post-pandemic world. Uzdanica. XIX, pp. 17-28. https://doi.org/10.46793/Uzdanica19.S.017L
Student video curation
Jones, M., Lawrence, S., Masterson, B., Megeney, A. and Sharples, N. 2022. Student video curation. CETL-MSOR Conference 2022. Dundee, Scotland 01 - 02 Sep 2022
Authentic by design: developing mathematicians for the talent economy
Masterson, B., Megeney, A., Sharples, N., Lawrence, S. and Jones, M. 2022. Authentic by design: developing mathematicians for the talent economy. CELT-MSOR Conference 2022. Abertay University Dundee
Book review: The new mathematics education of new Europe. Alexander Karp (Ed.) (2020) Eastern European mathematics education in the decades of change
Lawrence, S. 2023. Book review: The new mathematics education of new Europe. Alexander Karp (Ed.) (2020) Eastern European mathematics education in the decades of change. Educational Studies in Mathematics. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10649-023-10269-2
Gersonides – translating divinity within the limits of knowledge
Lawrence, S. 2023. Gersonides – translating divinity within the limits of knowledge. in: Vestrucci, A. (ed.) Beyond Babel: Religion and Linguistic Pluralism Cham, Switzerland. Springer. pp. 215–226
Serbian mathematics education periodicals for the New Millennium
Lawrence, S. 2021. Serbian mathematics education periodicals for the New Millennium. ZDM – Mathematics Education. 53 (7), pp. 1555-1564. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11858-021-01298-3
History of mathematics in education and history of mathematics education – mathematical education cultures. Special issue: Teaching innovations, Vol. 27 No. 3
Lawrence, S. 2014. History of mathematics in education and history of mathematics education – mathematical education cultures. Special issue: Teaching innovations, Vol. 27 No. 3. Teacher Education Faculty University of Belgrade.
The art and architecture of mathematics education: a study in metaphors
Lawrence, S. 2018. The art and architecture of mathematics education: a study in metaphors. Barbin, E., Jankvist, U., Kjeldsen, T. and Smestad, B. (ed.) Eight European Summer University (ESU 8). Oslo Metropolitan University 20 - 24 Jul 2018 Oslo Metropolitan University. pp. 515-530
The epistemology of mathematics in the digital age
Lawrence, S. 2014. The epistemology of mathematics in the digital age. Sinteza Conference. Begrade, Serbia 25 - 26 Apr 2014 Singidunum University. pp. 62-65 https://doi.org/10.15308/sinteza-2014-62-65
The history of the fourth dimension: a way of engaging pupils in secondary classrooms
Lawrence, S. 2015. The history of the fourth dimension: a way of engaging pupils in secondary classrooms. Krainer, K. and Vondrová, N. (ed.) CERME 9 - Ninth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education. Prague, Czech Republic 04 - 08 Feb 2015 Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Education and ERME. pp. 1846-1852
Learning new mathematics from old
Lawrence, S. 2018. Learning new mathematics from old. in: Clark, K., Kjeldsen, T., Schorcht, S. and Tzanakis, C. (ed.) Mathematics, education and history: Towards a harmonious partnership New York Springer International Publishing. pp. 367-382
The love affair with descriptive geometry: its history in Serbia
Jevtić-Novaković, K. and Lawrence, S. 2019. The love affair with descriptive geometry: its history in Serbia. in: Barbin, É., Menghini, M. and Volkert, K. (ed.) Descriptive Geometry, The Spread of a Polytechnic Art: The legacy of Gaspard Monge Cham, Switzerland Springer International Publishing. pp. 295-311
A theatre of mathematical history – a historical memoir
Lawrence, S. 2020. A theatre of mathematical history – a historical memoir. Teaching Innovations. 33 (1), pp. 123-135. https://doi.org/10.5937/inovacije2001124L
Birth of a theorem: a mathematical adventure by Cédric Villani (trans Malcolm DeBevoise, ill Claude Gongard). The Bodley Head, 2015, 272pp. [Book Review]
Lawrence, S. 2016. Birth of a theorem: a mathematical adventure by Cédric Villani (trans Malcolm DeBevoise, ill Claude Gongard). The Bodley Head, 2015, 272pp. [Book Review]. BSHM Bulletin: Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics. 31 (3), pp. 263-265. https://doi.org/10.1080/17498430.2016.1208394
Book Review: the power of a great introduction. Karp, Alexander, Schubring, Gert (Eds.) (2014). Handbook on the history of mathematics education
Lawrence, S. 2016. Book Review: the power of a great introduction. Karp, Alexander, Schubring, Gert (Eds.) (2014). Handbook on the history of mathematics education. Educational Studies in Mathematics. 92 (2), pp. 279-285. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10649-016-9688-5
Review of “What the Tortoise Said to Achilles”: Lewis Carroll's Paradox of Inference, special issue of: The Carrollian: The Lewis Carroll Journal, edited by Amirouche Moktefi and Francine F Abeles
Lawrence, S. 2018. Review of “What the Tortoise Said to Achilles”: Lewis Carroll's Paradox of Inference, special issue of: The Carrollian: The Lewis Carroll Journal, edited by Amirouche Moktefi and Francine F Abeles. BSHM Bulletin: Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics. 33 (3), pp. 194-195. https://doi.org/10.1080/17498430.2018.1472470
Mathematics education in the Balkan societies up to the WWI
Lawrence, S. 2014. Mathematics education in the Balkan societies up to the WWI. Teaching Innovations. 27 (3), pp. 46-57. https://doi.org/10.5937/inovacije1403046L
The old teacher Euclid: and his science in the art of finding one's mathematical voice
Lawrence, S. 2016. The old teacher Euclid: and his science in the art of finding one's mathematical voice. Menon: Journal of Educational Research.
Mihailo Petrović (1868-1943)
Lawrence, S. 2022. Mihailo Petrović (1868-1943). in: Furinghetti, F. and Giacardi, L. (ed.) The International Commission on Mathematical Instruction, 1908-2008: A history through the portraits of its officers and leading figures New York Springer.
A new year's present from a mathematician
Lawrence, S. 2019. A new year's present from a mathematician. New York Chapman & Hall / CRC Press.
Descriptive geometry in England: lost in translation
Lawrence, S. 2019. Descriptive geometry in England: lost in translation. in: Barbin, É., Menghini, M. and Volkert, K. (ed.) Descriptive geometry, the spread of a polytechnic art: the legacy of Gaspard Monge Cham, Switzerland Springer. pp. 313-335
What are we like...
Lawrence, S. 2016. What are we like... in: Larvor, B. (ed.) Mathematical Cultures: the London meetings 2012-2014 Cham, Switzerland Birkhäuser. pp. 111-125
Capital G for geometry: Masonic lore and the history of geometry
Lawrence, S. 2015. Capital G for geometry: Masonic lore and the history of geometry. in: Lawrence, S. and McCartney, M. (ed.) Mathematicians and their gods: interactions between mathematics and religious beliefs Oxford, UK Oxford University Press (OUP). pp. 167-190
Life, architecture, mathematics, and the fourth dimension
Lawrence, S. 2015. Life, architecture, mathematics, and the fourth dimension. Nexus Network Journal. 17 (2), pp. 587-604. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00004-014-0221-9
Developable surfaces: their history and application
Lawrence, S. 2011. Developable surfaces: their history and application. Nexus Network Journal. 13 (3), pp. 701-714. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00004-011-0087-z