Development of computational thinking through interdisciplinary activities in mathematics education

Conference paper and conference presentation “Development of computational thinking through interdisciplinary activities in mathematics education” by Bojan Crnković, Vedrana Mikulić Crnković and Ivona Traunkar were presented on 9th International Scientific Colloquium Mathematics and Children, Osijek, Croatia (May 19th – May 20th, 2023).

International Day of Mathematics and Pi day

International Day of Mathematics (IDM) is celebrated around the world every year on March 14th. March 14th was chosen as the date for IDM because it was already celebrated in many countries as Π day. The International Day of Mathematics project was initiated by the International mathematical union with support from numerous international and regional organizations from all over the world. 14.3. was declared the International Day of Mathematics at the 40th UNESCO general session on November 26, 2019, and was first celebrated on March 14th, 2020.

All countries are invited to participate in activities for students and the general public in schools, through activities in museums, libraries, etc. Each year a theme is determined (which has nothing to do with the number Π) and promotional materials are designed, as well as ideas for activities. “Mathematics for everyone” is a topic for the year 2023.
In addition to the common topic, all participants are invited to participate in one challenge, which changes from year to year. All information and materials are available on the website

Through the website, institutions have the option to register their own activities and thus appear on the map of all institutions that joined the International Day of Mathematics.

We suggest some of the activities that can be held in classrooms in the article “Međunarodni dan matematiku u Pi ritmu”, published in the journal MIŠ: Matematika i Škola.

Rijeka tehnologije

Faculty of Mathematics, University of Rijeka participated in the event Rijeka tehnologije from January 30th until February 2nd, 2023 with activities developed within InAMath project: math ride (30.1.2023.), Ecsher tiling and Treasure hunt: secrets of cryptography (1.2.2023.).

Full program of Rijeka tehnologije can be found here.

Education for teachers in Rijeka, 20.-21.1.2023.

InAMath education for teachers “An interdisciplinary approach to teaching mathematics” was held in the Faculty of Mathematics, University of Rijeka on the 20th and 21st of January, 2023. There were 39 teachers from 18 different elementary schools who participated in education and their feedback was very good! We bring you some photos from education and the full program.

Education for teachers in Rijeka, Croatia

We invite you to join our InAMath education: “An interdisciplinary approach to teaching mathematics” for teachers which will be held from 20.1.2023. to 21.1.2023. in Rijeka, Croatia. The full program of education is available here:

Teachers who are interested in participating can contact us at (Vedrana Mikulić Crnković).

Lecture in Kopar, Slovenia

On December 5th 2022, Vedrana Mikulić Crnković held a lecture for students of the Faculty of Pedagogy in Kopar, Slovenia. The lecture was titled “Popularisation of mathematics and InAMath activities” and students had the opportunity to try various activities developed within the InAMath project.

Evening of Mathematics

The first Thursday in December at the Faculty of Mathematics is always
reserved for the Evening of Mathematics. This year, we spent the
Evening playing math games and solving math puzzles. In the lecture
titled Math Games (B. Crnković and Vedrana Mikulić Crnković) we
explored the background of some mathematical games.
In the activities, we included those developed in the InAMath project.

OpenSciComm 2022 (November 24-25, 2022, Belgrade, Serbia

Bojan Crnković and Vedrana Mikulić Crnković had a presentation entitled Mathematics on the children’s playground at the Open Science Communication Conference – OpenSciComm 2022 (November 24-25, 2022, Belgrade, Serbia), link:
In the talk, they presented activities developed within InAMath and Stem(ajmo) project.