Dr Snezana Lawrence


Dr Snezana Lawrence
NameDr Snezana Lawrence
Job titleSenior Lecturer Professional Practice (Aviation)
Research institute
Primary appointmentDesign Engineering & Mathematics
Email addresss.lawrence@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-0208-9320 (unauthenticated)
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

I am a mathematical historian and a mathematics educator. Throughout my career, I have been interested in the relationships between mathematics and art, architecture, engineering, and music. In my historical work I draw on these connections, and further investigate the role this interdisciplinary nature of mathematical sciences has on perceptions of mathematics. I am also very interested in the professional and creative identities of mathematicians. 

Teaching

I teach on Aviation programmes relating to professional identity and development, as well as risk in aviation. 

On undergraduate mathematics programme I teach on history of problem solving, history of mathematics, and calculus 1. 

I am a dissertation supervisor for the final project on undergraduate mathematics and data science degree.

On post-graduate programmes in the Design Engineering and Mathematics I teach on quantitative data methods for research purposes.  

On post-graduate taught masters degree I supervise final dissertation projects.

I have a PhD student in the history of mathematics. 

Education and qualifications

Grants

Chronicles of Brilliance in Performing Mathematically; International Mathematics Olympiad, its Nature and Narratives, and Influence on the Global Mathematics Community

I have been awarded a grant of £14500 to hold a workshop at the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Edinburgh

10 Apr 2024
ICMS

Prizes and Awards

Research outputs

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

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

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

New Math and the South Slavs

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

History of mathematics in mathematics education

2019. History of mathematics in mathematics education. Lawrence, S., Mihailovic, A. and Djokic, O. (ed.) The History of Mathematics in Mathematics Education. University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Education, Jagodina, Republic of Serbia 26 - 30 Oct 2018 University of Kragujevac, Faculty of Education, Jagodina.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Mathematicians and their gods

Lawrence, S. and McCartney, M. (ed.) 2015. Mathematicians and their gods. Oxford, UK Oxford University Press (OUP).

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

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

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

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.

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 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

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
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