5th Croatian Mathematical Congress

June 18 - 21, 2012, Rijeka, Croatia


Round tables


Mathematics education - current state and perspectives

(Matematičko obrazovanje u Hrvatskoj – stanje i perspektive)

moderators: Aleksandra Čižmešija, Blaženka Divjak, Željka Milin Šipuš


The round table Mathematics education - current state and perspectives is designed as a follow-up of the round table The role and importance of mathematics education held at the Fourth Croatian Mathematical Congress in Osijek (2008). The proposed round table (Rijeka, 2012) would question the actualities related to important topics of mathematics education in Croatia. These are:

  • review of decisions and conclusions of the round table in Osijek and determination of the degree of their realization, especially in terms of scientific research in the field of mathematics education and the status of mathematics education in Croatian scientific space

  • news in general compulsory, secondary and higher mathematical education in Croatia, such as:

- adoption of the National curriculum framework for pre-school education and general compulsory and secondary education,

- introduction of externally evaluated assessment in primary and secondary education,

- centralized admission to higher education,

- criteria for admission to higher education, with emphasis on admission to university studies

  • news in university and life-long education and licensing of mathematics teachers.


Enhancing mathematical education and research on non-mathematical study programs
(Unapređenje uloge matematike u obrazovanju i istraživanju na nematematičkim studijima)

moderators: Blaženka Divjak, Zlatko Erjavec, Vesna Županović


The mathematics is the guiding force and strong support to various technologies, strongly related to natural sciences and economy and used in organization and optimization of processes in business, finances and other areas. Mathematicians have a strong influence on these
processes working on current problems as well as educating others in terms of various courses.

It rises a question of organizing such courses which are oriented to education of engineers, economists, computer experts and other highly educated persons.

We will discuss about such courses for nonmathematicians at our universities as well as comparison to other universities abroad. Teaching of mathematics in nonmathematical study can be improved by introducing adequate mathematical topics as well as using new techniques. Hence, we emphasize the e-learning of mathematics in high education. Recently, the level of e-learning in Croatia has significantly increased. Now, we have to reevaluate obtained results in e-learning in mathematics and determine the direction of the future development.


Scientific journals

(Znanstveni časopisi)

moderators: Dražen Adamović, Andrej Dujella, Neven Elezović, Mervan Pašić