Course title  History of mathematics 

Course code  KMA/XHM 
Organizational form of instruction  no contact 
Level of course  Doctoral 
Year of study  not specified 
Semester  Winter and summer 
Number of ECTS credits  8 
Language of instruction  Czech 
Status of course  Compulsoryoptional 
Form of instruction  unspecified 
Work placements  unspecified 
Recommended optional programme components  None 
Lecturer(s) 


Course content 
Motivational role of the history of mathematics in school mathematics. Interesting historic problems. Development of the notation of numbers. History of the current school mathematics. Overview of the development of fundamental mathematical disciplines. Importance and position of the history of mathematics in the system of sciences. Egyptian, Mesopotamian and Chines mathematics. Establishment of mathematics as a science. Ancient mathematics. The 1st crisis of mathematics. Arabian mathematics and its influence on European mathematics in the Middle Ages. Fundamental change in the position of science in the 17th century. The 2nd crisis of mathematics. Origin of modern mathematics in the 19th century. The 3rd crisis of mathematics and its consequences for the development of the 20th century mathematics.

Learning activities and teaching methods 
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing) 
Learning outcomes 
History of mathematics will provide the students with a number of motivational examples usable in school practice and give them a summary of interesting historic problems that have often remained in school mathematics up to this day. Moreover, the subject will enable them to acquire a basic overview of seemingly unrelated mathematical theories. The standard style of mathematical university lectures, which brings the summary in a final and refined form, does not allow students to get a deeper insight into processes that led to the creation of particular mathematical disciplines. This understanding is, however, necessary for the teacher to be able to teach mathematics not as a static "summary of formulas and theorems" but as a live tool of cognition.
completion of basic university courses on calculus, algebra and geometry 
Prerequisites 
basic orientation in university mathematics

Assessment methods and criteria 
Seminar work
Seminar paper on the subject of a student's choice 
Recommended literature 

Study plans that include the course 
Faculty  Study plan (Version)  Category of Branch/Specialization  Recommended semester  

Faculty: Faculty of Education  Study plan (Version): Theory of Mathematics Education (1)  Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care    Recommended year of study:, Recommended semester:  
Faculty: Faculty of Education  Study plan (Version): Theory of Mathematics Education (1)  Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care    Recommended year of study:, Recommended semester:  