The UAL offers during the month of May ‘Mathematics for a better world’.
May 10, 2022

Open in the hall of the Aulario IV and throughout the month an exhibition of ten panels in the form of triangular prism of this discipline in all its facets, an action framed in the IV Conference of Teachers of Mathematics in Almeria.

Until the end of May at the University of Almeria you can enjoy the exhibition entitled ‘Mathematics for a better world’, an initiative of the RED DiMa with the collaboration of the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, various societies in the field of mathematics, the University of La Laguna and the City Council of San Cristobal de La Laguna. It is located in the hall of the Aulario IV and complements the celebration, this coming Saturday 7th, of the IV Jornada de Profesorado de Matemáticas de Almería. It consists of 10 panels in the form of a triangular prism, in which this discipline is addressed in all its facets, whether theoretical, applied, related to beauty or culture.

The exhibition seeks to highlight the need for mathematics in our daily lives and its use in various technologies that should improve our planet and lead us towards a more sustainable use of our resources. In addition to the physical panels, the exhibition allows visitors to navigate in dynamic interactive applications, through QR codes incorporated into the exhibition, to approach the ideas presented in an intuitive and playful way. The coordinator of this project is Edith Padrón, from the University of La Laguna, and has come to the University of Almeria by the hand of the Faculty of Experimental Sciences, as part of the program of a very important day for trainers of Mathematics in the province.

It should be noted that this IV Conference is organized by the Faculty itself and by the Centro de Profesorado de Almería, with the close collaboration of the Department of Mathematics and the Centro de Desarrollo y Transferencia de Investigación Matemática a la Empresa, the CDTIME, of the University of Almería. Editorial SM has also collaborated and information is available at the web link: https://www2.ual.es/jpm2022/.

The previous editions took place in 2010, 2012 and 2016, so it is to be congratulated to be able to recover an activity that addresses formative and divulgative aspects and provides a forum for discussion and sharing. In fact, “this initiative aims to establish a framework of coexistence that allows the exchange of mathematical knowledge and teaching experiences among mathematics teachers from different educational areas”.

This meeting will be held on Saturday morning. From the outset, the theme of the day is open to the initiative of the participants, within the field and mathematical knowledge, having as a starting point a series of topics of great interest. These are mathematical popularization, materials for the teaching of mathematical contents, the situation of mathematics studies, teaching methodology and innovation, professional opportunities for graduates and, finally, new technologies and their mathematical application. The program includes the inauguration in the Auditorium of the University of Almeria, with a plenary lecture by Antonio J. Durán, Professor of Mathematical Analysis at the University of Seville, entitled ‘Einstein and Don Quixote’. At the end of the conference, a general visit to the exhibition is scheduled.

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