Assistant Professor Bjørn Smestad
I have been working at Finnmark University College since August 1st, 1998, and am currently
employed until July 31st, 2001.
My main project at the moment is a study of Norwegian textbooks in mathematics (for pupils aged
6-16), where I try to find out how history of mathematics is handled. I presented some of my
findings at ICME-9 in Tokyo and HPM in Taipei:
History of mathematics in Norwegian textbooks and
The introduction of history of mathematics in Norwegian schools (both in pdf-format).
I am also planning a webpage on
history of maths for schools (in Norwegian). This neverending project will be continuously
Moreover, I have been working on a database of ideas for schools, which can be seen in a very
Norwegian) version. I doubt that I will have the time to do more about this project.
A list of my publications is available at
(still in Norwegian).
The course I am teaching is M1, an obligatory course in Norwegian teacher education.
I have a cand.scient. degree in mathematics
(thesis in history of maths - in English) from the University of Oslo
and have been teaching at the High School level before coming to Alta.
You can call me at (+47) 78 45 01 36
or mail me at email@example.com.
Snail mail: Finnmark University College, Follums vei 31, N-9509 Alta, Norway.
Bits and pieces
I am halfway in creating a Mathematical-etymological dictionary
(in Norwegian) for my students. It will probably never be finished...
I am also working on a list of interesting www-resources for
the same students (in Norwegian, but most of the sites listed are English).
Last edited August 24th, 2000.