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New series of Colloquials Talks on how to teach mathematics.



The European University ATHENA, in collaboration with the International Relations Office of the Hellenic Mediterranean University, and the Capacity Building project Innovative Teaching Education in Mathematics, is thrilled to announce a new series of colloquial talks on how to teach Mathematics. The main objective of this series of invited lectures is to show new pedagogies, and new technologies that can make mathematics more exciting and more engaging for the students. The colloquial talks envision to motivate discussion among university teachers, researchers, and high school teachers, on mathematics education from the viewpoint of university mathematics.


The Math's of 21st century. List of all the different subjects that will occur during the colloquial talks


Mathematics is all around us.

Mathematics has helped us to model Covid-19 . Governments worldwide rely on mathematics to forecast the epidemic and to understand social issues like vaccine hesitancy. Mathematics is a universal language that helps us to communicate. However, how we teach them sometimes generates doubts among the students about their purpose in their studies. We urgently need to change this.


In this series of colloquial talks, starting in October 2022, experts in the field of teaching Mathematics will present fascinating research on the following topics:

  • How mathematics addresses the world's most pressing challenges.
  • Massive Open Online Courses to support teaching mathematics.
  • Digital tools and software for teaching mathematics.
  • The role of formative feedback in teaching mathematics.
  • AI for more personalised teaching mathematics.
  • The gamification element in teaching mathematics.
  • EduScrum for teaching mathematics.
  • Learning theories about mathematics.
  • Addressing issues during the transition from secondary to tertiary level in mathematics.


The colloquial talks are also supported by the Erasmus Plus Cooperation Partnership projects: MATHDIGGER, and PYTHAGORAS that HMU is part of.

For further information, please visit this website

In case you wish to follow this series of colloquial talks please register here: 


Thursday, October 20th 2022 at 3:00pm CET Dr. Daniela Pages (Instituto de Profesores Artigas, Uruguay) Agreements and disagreements between mathematics teacher educators. A collaborative work around a calculus lesson.

Thursday, November 3rd 2022 at 10:00am CET

Dr. Selay Arkun Kocadere (Hacettepe University, Turkiye) An Instructional Approach for Teaching Mathematics 
Thursday, November 10th 2022 at 4:00pm CET Dr. Luis Manuel Santos Trigo (Cinvestav, Mexico) Towards a framework to reconcile and support students’ remote and face-to-face mathematical problem-solving activities
Thursday, November 24th 2022 at 4:00pm CET Dr. Alejandro S. Gonzalez - Martin (University of Montreal, Canada) Scaffolding’ or ‘filtering’: a review of studies on the diverse role of Calculus courses for students, professionals, and teachers.
Thursday, December 1st 2022 at 10:00am CET Dr. Gregory Makrides (Pedagogical University of Crakow, Poland) A Paradigm Shift to Education 4.0 : The STEAME School of the Future – Building the puzzle (in two parts). 
Thursday, January 12th 2023 at 10:00am CET Dr. Kristof Fenyvesi (JYU, Finland)

Creativity, Innovation, and Sustainability in STEAM Education.

Thursday, January 19th 2023 (hour TBC) Assoc. Prof. Maria Meehan (University College Dublin, Ireland) TBC
Thursday, February 24th 2023 at 10:00am CET Dr. Carl Winsløw (KU, Denmark) Teachers’ Inquiry in Mathematics Education.
Thursday, March 2nd 2023 at 10:00am CET Dr. Carla Pinto (IPP, Portugal) Using EduScrum in mathematics teaching.
Thursday, March 9th 2023 at 10:00am CET Dr. Igor Kontorovich (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)

Mathematics learning as the art of transitioning across discourses

TBC Dr. Jason Cooper (WIS, Israel) Approaches to formative assessment. 
TBC Dr. Alon Pinto (WIS, Israel) The secondary - tertiary transition in mathematics education: old and new perspectives.
TBC Mr. Mathias Tejera (JKU, Austria)

The GeoGebra Platform for teaching and learning purposes in mathematics. 

TBC Dr. Nissim Harel (HIT, Israel) How to teach mathematics using real-life examples. 
TBC Dr. Ayelet Butman (HIT, Israel)

Intuitive Use of Equivalence Relations in Real-life

Thursday, January 26th 2023 at 10:00am CET Dr. Alf Coles (University of Bristol, UK) Beyond the ritualised VS exploratory mathematics dichotomy.
TBC Prof. Zsolt Lavicza (JKU, Austria) TBC
TBC Dr. Ayşegül Öztürkalan (AGU, Turkey) Let students do math.