Academic Schedule (Summer 2018)

Dates for Summer 2018

Summer@BSME is a six-week program.

  • Program begins on Monday, July 2. (Please arrive no later than Sunday, July 1.)
  • Program ends on Saturday, August 11.

Week 1 (July 2–6)

This week introduces students to Hungarian Mathematics Education, language and culture.
All classes and events (unless otherwise indicated) will take place in room 107 of the BSME building (1071, Bethlen Gábor tér 2).

July 2nd, Monday
11:30 meet outside St Ignác Dorm (Réka Szász)
11:30-12:30 We will go the the BSME building together, and will stop at ATM-s so students will have the opportunity to withdraw cash

12:30-1:30 Welcome party with professors (lunch provided)
2:00-4:00 Orientation

  • Living in Budapest
  • Academics

July 3rd, Tuesday
9:15-9:45 Practicum: intro to lesson observation (Réka Szász)
10:00-11:30 Practicum: Math lesson observation

  • Péter Juhász will teach a class to grade 9-10 students

11:30-12:30 Pizza & ice cream with students from the class observed
12:30-3:00 Practicum (Réka Szász, 135 mins)

  • Q&A about morning’s lesson
  • Intro to Hungarian Math Education
  • Intro to PRC

July 4th, Wednesday
9:15-12:00 Survival Hungarian (Katalin Miklósy, 135 mins) 
1:00-2:30 Introduction to Hungarian Culture (Adam Hamilton)
3:00-4:00 Practicum (Réka Szász)

  • Math camp prep

July 5th, Thursday
9:15-12:00 Survival Hungarian (Katalin Miklósy, 135 mins) 
1:00-4:00 Survival Hungarian field trip (Katalin Miklósy)

July 6th, Friday
9:15-12:00 Survival Hungarian (Katalin Miklósy, 135 mins) 
1:00-4:30 Trip to the Castle Hill (Orsolya Pulay, Réka Szász)

  • Meet 12:55 In front of the BSME building
  • We will take a BKK boat across the river, and take a walk around the castle district

Weeks 2 through 5 (July 9 – August 3)

For syllabi of the courses follow the links below:

  • DLP Discovery Learning: The Pósa Method (Péter Juhász)
  • TCH Technology in Mathematical Problem Solving (Balázs Koren)
  • PSM Problem Solving in Secondary School Mathematics (Zoltán Gyenes)
  • CBG Concept Building through Games and Manipulatives (Anna Kiss)
  • PRC Practicum (Réka Szász)

All classes and events (unless otherwise indicated) will take place in room 107 of the BSME building (1071, Bethlen Gábor tér 2).

Week 2 (July 9–13): Each session below involves 150 minutes of class time (except for PRC)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
1:30–4:30 TCH PRC* PRC** TCH

*July 10 Tue 1pm-5pm: Experience Workshop‘s Math & Art Day

  • Sculptural Forms from Spatial Development of Fractal Curves (Robert Fathauer, USA)
  • Math & Art for Sustainability! (Kristóf Fenyvesi, University of Jyväskylä, Finland)

** July 11 Wed 1:30-4:00: Creating Tasks that are “just right” (Christine von Renesse, Westfield State University, member of Discovering the Art of Mathematics)

Week 3 (July 16–20)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
1:00–4:00 TCH TCH THC TCH

Weeks 4 and 5 (July 23 – August 3): 

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
1:00–4:00 CBG CBG PRC PSM

Week 6 (August 5–11)

Detailed schedule

  • Sunday (August 5): Travel to Mátrafüred; transportation provided by BSME.
  • Monday through Friday (August 6–10): Field experience component of PRC Practicum at a mathematics camp for secondary students. You will attend mathematics classes with the students to gain first-hand experience of the Hungarian student-centered learning environment. You will engage in discussions about pedagogy with camp instructors and have the opportunity to assist with various camp activities (e.g., implementing a mathematics workshop for students).
  • Saturday (August 11): Farewell party; the end of the program.
  • Sunday (August 12): Travel back to Budapest; transportation provided by BSME.