Twelvth HMTM: 2022

Mathematics - a common language for Europe for thousand years

Held at: On-line.

Dates: 18-21 May 2022.

Chair: Edmund Robertson (University of St Andrews).


Edmund F Robertson (University of St Andrews), HMTM 2000 - 2020. Conference on the History of Mathematics & Teaching of Mathematics.

Edmund F Robertson (University of St Andrews), MacTutor - my personal journey.

John O'Connor (University of St Andrews), Cutting and Pasting Pythagoras.

Bogdan Suceavă and Shoo Seto (California State University, Fullerton), Kentaro Yano (1912-1993) and Tadashi Nagano (1930-2017): Two Geometers and Their Works.

Péter Kőrtesi (University of Miskolc), Bolyai János, founder of Non-Euclidean Geometry.

Szilvia Homolya (University of Miskolc), Some benefits of digital education in mathematics.

Petr Chládek, Tomáš Roskovec, Marek Šulista, Daniel Hejplík and Štěpán Mudra (University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Faculty of Economics), Practical Use of the Royal Game of Ur in Mathematics and IT Courses.

Andras G Benedek and Agnes Tuska (Research Centre for the Humanities, Budapest, California State University, Fresno), Paul Dienes: a forgotten character in the history of math or a missing link in the family tree of embodied mathematics?

Petra Buaková (Masaryk University), The Set Theory in the Czech way.

Helena Durnova (Masaryk University), History of mathematics as a tool to foster materialist worldview?

Rita Nagyné Kondor (University of Debrecen), Plane Sections.

Csaba Gábor Kézi and Rita Nagyné Kondor (University of Debrecen), Applied Mathematics Topics in High School.

Tünde Kántor (University of Debrecen), Mosaics from the history of talent management.

Brigitta-Krisztina Szőcs and Edith Debrenti (Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Partium Christian University), Developing the problem-solving skills with poly-universe.

Ilir Demiri, Mevludin Dauti, Shpetim Rexhepi and Egzona Iseni (Mother Teresa University, Skopje and Cyril and Methodious University), A critical view of upon the development of some mathematical discoveries during WWI and WWII.

Fatima Saadatmand (The Institute for the History of Science, Iran), The Potential of Applying the Middle Ages Mathematical Methods for Elementary Educational Purposes In the case of Multiplication Methods in the Islamic Arithmetic Works.

Jennifer Clinkenbeard and Martin Bonsangue (California State University Monterey Bay and CSU Fullerton), Spaghetti Parallels: Exploring Euclid's Proof of the Pythagorean Theorem.

Hanna Haydar and Burcu Durmaz (Brooklyn College - City University of New York and Süleyman Demirel University), Teachers at the Intersection of elementary mathematics with storytelling, identity and history: Examples from the Islamic Context.

Davidson Paulo Azevedo Oliveira, and Davidson Paulo Azevedo Oliveir (Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica de Minas Gerais (CEFET)), Using or studying History of Mathematics in High School? Reflections from a research project that addresses Vector Calculus.

Vasile Berinde and Madalina Pacurar (Technical Univ. of Cluj-Napoca, North University Center at Baia Mare and Babes-Bolyai University), A brief history of the Pompeiu-Hausdorff distance between two sets.

Erhan Haciomeroglu (Temple University, Japan Campus), Proofs and applications of the Pythagorean theorem.

Bela Finta (George Emil Palade University from Tg. Mures), Extensions of the Steffensen Method to Rn\mathbb{R}^{n}.

Nicolas Bacaer (Institut de recherche pour le développement), History of mathematical population dynamics in 14 languages.

Galina Kuteeva, Aleksandr Cherenkov and Konstantin Tverev (Saint-Petersburg State University), Some models for teaching of geometry and mechanics.

Edith Debrenti and Annamária Back (Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Partium Christian University), The role of visualization in the teaching and learning of mathematics.

Péter Kőrtesi (University of Miskolc), The Temesvár letter anniversary.

Michael Lambrou (University of Crete), Surprise invited lecture: Heuristics to gain foreknowledge or why did Archimedes say he is doing "no small service to Mathematics".


Despite an easing of restriction due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was uncertain whether an in-person conference would be possible so a decision was taken to again hold the conference on-line. It was a ZOOM meeting run from Miskolc (although for part of the meeting it was being organised by Péter Kőrtesi from Brussels). Before the last lecture there was a "virtual" group photo.