MB301 Seminar on the history and didactics of mathematics

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Helena Durnová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Jaromír Šimša, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Jaromír Šimša, CSc.
Department of Mathematics and Statistics - Departments - Faculty of Science
Supplier department: Department of Mathematics and Statistics - Departments - Faculty of Science
Timetable of Seminar Groups
MB301/01: Mon 14:00–15:50 M5,01013, H. Durnová, J. Šimša
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
At the end of the course students will be able
to understand and to explain actual problems of didactics and history of mathematics;
to apply the pieces of knowledge in their own future school practise.
  • Different topics on didactics history of mathematics depending on the choice of speakers in a given semester. The actual program of the course can be found on:
  • https://www.math.muni.cz/veda-a-vyzkum/poradane-seminare/97-didakticky-seminar.html
  • http://www.math.muni.cz/veda-a-vyzkum/poradane-seminare/96-seminar-z-dejin-matematiky.html
  • History of mathematics [Prometheus]. Praha: Prometheus,. info
  • KATZ, Victor J. A history of mathematics :an introduction. Reading: Addison-Wesley, 1998. xiv, 864,. ISBN 0-321-01618-1. info
  • BOYER, Carl B. A history of mathematics. Edited by Uta C. Merzbach. 2nd ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1991. xx, 715. ISBN 0471097632. info
  • EVES, Howard and Jamie H. EVES. An introduction to the history of mathematics :with cultural connections. 6th ed. Fort Worth: Saunders College Publishing, 1990. 775 s. ISBN 0-03-029558-0. info
  • STRUIK, Dirk Jan. A concise history of mathematics. 3-rd revised edit. New York: Dover Publications, 1967. x, 195. ISBN 0486602559. info
Teaching methods
Historic and alternatively didactic seminars completed by moderate discussion.
Assessment methods
Colloquium based on a written report.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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