Online Workshops (Spring 2021)

General Information

  • Some of the workshops are open to the public (free of charge), while some are only for current BSME students. This is specified in each workshop description.
  • Public workshops are recorded. The recordings will be accessible only to current BSME students for a limited time after the workshop (for privacy reasons).
  • Workshops are on Zoom. If you would like to receive the Zoom link, please sign up through the form attached to the description.
  • If you would like to receive information about upcoming workshops via email, please fill out this form.

Feb 23: Teaching Spherical Geometry to Kids – Public

How to get K-12 students involved in spherical geometry with a hands on approach that works both online and in person?

TIME: Tuesday, February 23, 7:00pm – 8:30pm Budapest time / 1:00pm – 2:30pm US Eastern Time

FACILITATOR: István Lénárt, ELTE University, Budapest, creator of the Lénárt Sphere

ITEMS NEEDED (Don’t worry if you don’t have everything, you’ll find a way around it):

  • 2 oranges
  • a few rubber bands (assorted sizes, if possible)
  • a few toothpicks
  • a few bottle caps (two sizes, if possible)
  • Colored ballpoint pens or permanent markers that can mark the oranges

SIGN UP by Sunday, February 21 at https://forms.gle/bvDVyLmV5tHGiW7EA


March 9: Everyday Life in Hungary – Public

The Little Differences: All You Ever Wanted to Know about Everyday Life in Hungary (In Just 60 Minutes) 

TIME: Tuesday, March 9, 7:00pm – 8:00pm Budapest time / 1:00pm – 2:00pm US Eastern Time

FACILITATOR: Alasdair Mack, Babilon Language School, Budapest

SIGN UP by Sunday, March 7 at https://forms.gle/3pyYrBBA4J5N8Yqi8

March 9: Skribbl! – Current students only

Play skribbl.io and have fun together!

TIME: Tuesday, March 9, 8:00pm – 8:30pm Budapest time / 2:00pm – 2:30pm US Eastern Time

No sign up required.


March 23: Teaching coding to kids – Public

From Scratch to app making! Coding has become the new superpower – and thanks to the technology of block-based coding and some amazing educational tools, programming for kids has gained huge popularity. In this workshop you will learn about a couple of block coding platforms you can use to add a bit of coding to your math classroom – or to start coding games and apps yourself! 

TIME: Tuesday, March 23, 6:00pm – 7:30pm Budapest time / 1:00pm – 2:30pm US Eastern Time

FACILITATOR: Fruzsina Kollányi, BSME & Budapest School, Budapest

SIGN UP by Sunday, March 21 at https://forms.gle/LbRPA6kr3P8sJGy68


April 13: Art of Problem Solving – Public

Art of Problem Solving‘s educators will discuss their philosophies about how we should teach students and demonstrate how AoPS is striving to put these philosophies into practice. We will do a math problem in the AoPS classroom — so come prepared to be a math student as well as an educator!

TIME: Tuesday, April 13, 7:00pm – 8:00pm Budapest time / 1:00pm – 2:00pm US Eastern Time

FACILITATORS: Deven Ware and Brent Nicklas, Art of Problem Solving, US

SIGN UP by April 5 by taking the following two steps:

  1. Register at https://artofproblemsolving.com/ (upper right corner of the page) as you will need to login to an AoPS classroom during the workshop. Note: if you already have an AoPS teacher account, please create a fresh account so that you could participate as a student.
  2. Fill out the following form https://forms.gle/79KA9LNGuxTzULYv8.

April 28: BSME Research Presentation – Public

Students of the BSME Directed Research Course present their work.

TIME: April 28, Wednesday, 7:30pm-8:30pm Budapest time / 1:30pm-2:30pm US Eastern Time (30 mins presentation + 30 mins questions)

SPEAKERS: Zoe Daunt, Tarang Saluja, Michael Urbanski (instructor: Márta Barbarics)

TITLE: A retrospective look at discovery learning, the Pósa Method, and the upcoming Matura mathematics final exam in three Hungarian classrooms

ABSTRACT: While the Pósa Method was originally created for “talented” mathematics students, three “average” Hungarian classrooms have taken part in a four-year experiment to implement discovery learning in secondary schools. In this project we examine the students’ and teachers’ reflections on the Pósa Method and their thoughts about the upcoming Matura mathematics final exam, which marks the end of the students’ secondary education.

SIGN UP at https://forms.gle/wPS3anfZpT5TGMTd9

Note: The event will be recorded and the recording will be published on the BSME Facebook page. 

May 11: Intro to Geogebra – Public

GeoGebra is a powerful, free suite of software designed for teaching and learning mathematics. In this workshop, we will explore GeoGebra’s vast library of activities, discuss ways to use GeoGebra in the classroom, and learn about creating our own activities.

TIME: Tuesday, May 11, 7:00pm – 8:00pm Budapest time / 1:00pm – 2:00pm US Eastern Time

FACILITATOR: Justin Hancock, Harvard College, BSME alumn

SIGN UP by Sunday, May 9 at https://forms.gle/NYPDbrTduHLnn9iX9

May 25: Exploring Mathematics in Remote Synchronous Settings

Participants will experience what mathematical inquiry can feel like in a mathematics class that is held synchronously online. They will then reflect on the interaction of teacher, student, explorations, mathematics, and inquiry materials in the classroom.

TIME: Tuesday, May 25, 7:00pm – 8:30pm Budapest time / 1:00pm – 2:30pm US Eastern Time

FACILITATOR: Christine von Renesse, Discovering the Art of Mathematics / Westfield State University

SIGN UP at https://forms.gle/RQ4HrKrRMf3g5kq47