Sixth HMTM: 2010

Mathematics - a common language for Europe for thousand years

Held at: Szeged.

Dates: 19-23 May 2010.

Chair: Edmund Robertson (University of St Andrews).


Kati Munkácsy (ELTE Budapest), Language of the early Hungarian mathematics researches.

Tünde Kántor (University of Debrecen), Contribution to the History of Hungarian Mathematics. Ottó Varga (1909-1969).

Péter Kőrtesi (University of Miskolc), Manuscripts of János and Farkas Bolyai - unexplored source.

Péter Kőrtesi (University of Miskolc) and Magdalena Mitorfanova (University of Rousse), Extended GeoGebra Help Files (with) - poster.

Ágnes Tuska (University of Fresno, California), The surface area of the sphere - How can high school students learn from the best problem solvers?

Edmund Robertson (University of St Andrews), Galileo's 'Difesa'.

Shigeru Masuda (Tokyo Metropolitan University), The "two-constants" theory and tensors of the microscopically-descriptive Navier-Stokes equations.

Colin Campbell (University of St Andrews), The Edinburgh Mathematical Society Education Committee.

István Szalay (University of Szeged), Usefulness of History in Teaching Mathematics.

Elvira Ripco Siposs (Bolyai Grammar School, Zenta), Important theorems of geometry in grammar school.

Józsefné Libor and Zsuzsa Libor (University College of Szolnok), Using the longest run for the teaching of recursive formula, asymptotic theorem and simulation.

Pellumb Kllogjeri (University of Elbasan), The Albanian Mathematicians by the Flowside of the Mathematicians of the World - poster.

Klára Pintér (University of Szeged), Problem Solving Strategies in Ancient Mathematics.

Gudrun Wolfschmidt (University of Hamburg), Development of astronomy - From mathematics to astrophysics.

Edit Lázár (University of Debrecen), Interactive Tables in the teaching.

Lászlóné Krisztina Kenyeres (University College of Dunaújváros), The Trend of the Teaching of mathematics in the Last Years, the Effects and Consequences of the Nation-wide rate Measuring to the Preparing of Extra-curricular Documents.

Ciarán Mac an Bhaird (National University of Ireland Maynooth), The lessons that struggling mathematics students can learn from the History of Mathematics.

Béla Bajnok (Gettysburg College, PA USA), An historical overview of the influence of technology on mathematical competitions.

Anikó Csákány (Budapest University of Technology and Economics), Nationwide Assessment of First Year Engineering Students in Mathematics in Hungary, 2009.

Jozef Zentko (University of Ruzomberok, Slovakia) and Aurelia Plavková Tináková (University of Ruzomberok, Slovakia), Juraj Páles and the First Pedagogical Institute in Spisská Kapitula.

Daniel Mintz (University of St Andrews), Mathematics for History's Sake: A New Approach to Ptolemy's Geography.

Snezana Lawrence (University of Bath), History of mathematics in mathematics classroom. Practical mathematics from long ago - original sources in mathematics classroom.

John O'Connor (University of St Andrews), What Archimedes knew about continued fractions.

Béla Finta (University of Tg Mures), Smarandache's Type Functions.

Zsuzsa Szabó (University of Tg Mures), The SOLVER Package in Teaching Operational research.

Magdalena Mitrofanova (University of Russe) and Péter Kőrtesi (University of Miskolc), Extended GeoGebra Help Files.

Árpád Takácsi (University of Novi Sad), On some population dynamics models in the AnyLogic modelling program.

Djurdjica Takaci (University of Novi Sad), On the visualization of the limit process.

Ignác Bontovics (Szent István University), Experiment with a friendly at the age of primary school mathematics teaching logs.

Lajos Klukovits (University of Szeged), On the Arabic Books of Diophantus' 'Arithmetica'.

Daniela Kravecova (Technical University of Kosice) and Magdalena Mitrofanova (University of Russe), Special Curves revisited - the Evolute of the Cycloid - poster.

Emylia Velikova (University of Rousse), The Bulgarian Mathematician Nikola Obreshkov - Life and Mathematical Achievements - poster.

Cooperating partners:

Bolyai Institute of the University of Szeged, Graduate School of the University of Szeged, School of Mathematics of the University of St Andrews, Department of Analysis of the University of Miskolc, Department of Mathematics, Teacher Training College of the Eőtvős University Budapest, Institute of Mathematics and Faculty of Informatics of the University of Debrecen, János Bolyai Mathematical Society (Hungary), Junior Mathematical Society (Miskolc).

Organizing Committee:

Edmund F Robertson (University of St Andrews) (Chair), John O'Connor (University of St Andrews), Péter Kőrtesi (Miskolc University), Katalin Munkácsy (Eőtvős University Budapest), Tuunde Kántor (University of Debrecen), Lajos Klukovits (Bolyai Institute of the University of Szeged), József Kosztolányi (Bolyai Institute of the University of Szeged), Róbert Oláh - Gál (Sapientia University, Romania).

The advisory board:

Philip Davis (UK), Edmund Robertson (UK), John O'Connor (UK), Ágnes Tuska (USA), Péter Gábor Szabó (Institute of Informatics of the University of Szeged), Tibor Weszely (Sapientia University, Romania).


An Icelandic volcanic eruption made it impossible for the participants from St Andrews to attend and they gave their talks by video and answered questions via a live web link. In Slovakia there was severe flooding which prevented some participants from that country attending the conference.

The Welcome reception was held in the Hall of the Academy in Szeged. On Saturday 22 May there was a trip to Ópusztaszer in the afternoon and exploring the city in the evening.

The Conference dinner was at the Alabárdos restaurant.