Schedule & Syllabi (Summer 2020)

Dates for Summer 2020

Summer@BSME is a six-week program.

  • Program begins on Monday, June 29. (Recommended latest arrival: Saturday, June 27. Housing available from June 22.)
  • Program ends on Saturday, August 8. (Housing available until Sunday, August 9.)

Week 1

This week introduces students to Hungarian mathematics education, language, and culture.

Weeks 2 through 5

You will take the following mathematics education courses.

  • DLP Discovery Learning: The Pósa Method (8 x 150 min sessions)
  • GMP Gamification and Playfulness in Teaching Mathematics (10 x 120 min sessions)
  • GPS Teaching Geometry through Problem Solving (8 x 150 min sessions)
  • PRC Practicum (10 x 120 min sessions)

All classes and events (unless otherwise indicated) will take place in Room 107 of the BSME Building.

Weeks 2 and 3 (July 6-17): 


Weeks 4 and 5 (July 20 – 31): 


Week 6

  • Sunday, Aug 2: Travel (as a group) to Mátrafüred.
  • Monday through Friday, Aug 3-7: 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, Aug 8: Farewell party; the end of the program.
  • Sunday, Aug 9: Travel (as a group) back to Budapest.