A two-day conference entitled “Mathematics Education” and initiated by Armenian State Pedagogical University in collaboration with the State Committee of Science and National Institute of Education started at ASPU on October 18.
The international conference brought together representatives of various universities from Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, as well as representatives of various scientific and educational organizations of Armenia, leading specialists of the field, lecturers, teachers and students.
Welcoming the participants of the sixth conference on Mathematics, Srbuhi Gevorgyan, ASPU Vice-Rector for Educational and Scientific Affairs, underlined the importance of Mathematics in science and education. “Each Mathematics teacher also deals with the current demands, changes and issues of pedagogical science. Methods and means of teaching change with changes in pupils,” said the vice-rector.
Srbuhi Gevorgyan highlighted the participation of foreign representatives in the conference, underlining that it would give an opportunity to share thoughts, experiences and approaches, make comparisons in order to reveal pupils’ inner world and peculiarities of the cognitive process.
Gevorg Baghdasaryan, an academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Armenia, stressed the importance of the annual conference and said it provides an opportunity to exchange thoughts, discuss topics and come up with new approaches.
“Great is the role of Mathematics in all spheres of human activity as all phenomena have mathematical formulation,” the academician said. He assured everyone that there are not traitors in mathematical sciences while devotees do not have concerns.
Professor Hamlet Mikaelyan, Head of the Chair of Mathematics and its Teaching Methods at ASPU, Doctor of Mathematics, focused in his report on the importance and value of Mathematics as a subject. “Mathematics has great potential for value formation,” Mr. Mikaelyan said.
The plenary session continued with reports with the participants focusing on the goals and forms of checking learners' knowledge, use of modeling and other methods as well as other issues related to mathematics teaching.