Bagdad – Mathematics from here to eternity exhibition


  • Sirkka- Liisa Eriksson Tampere University of Technology
  • Johanna Vainio Tampere University of Technology



Bagdad – Mathematics from here to eternity is an exhibition produced by Swedish Navet Sicence Center that was held in Museum Centre Vapriikki in Tampere 11 April–31 May 2013. The Bagdad exhibition was a fascinating journey to the history of mathematics guided by few historical mathematicians. Al-Khwarizmi, Hypatia, Sofia Kovalevskaya, Archimedes, Brahmagupta and other mathematical masters led the audience to the world of mathematics through drama, games and different problems to be solved. Each exhibition session lasted an hour and a half and included introduction, problems to be solved together and in groups, and individual activities. The introduction was in the form of drama and guided the audience to the mathematical problems. After the introduction, a mathematical problem was solved in groups. After that the audience had the opportunity to explore the tent and games and problems inside of it. At the end, the audience pondered and solved a mathematical problem together.




How to Cite

Liisa Eriksson, S.-., & Vainio, J. (2014). Bagdad – Mathematics from here to eternity exhibition. LUMAT: International Journal on Math, Science and Technology Education, 2(1), 17–46.




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