Talk and book launch at the Mathematics teachers conference 'Incontri con la Matematica' (Castel S.Pietro, Bologna, Italy)

Impact: Cultural Impacts

Description of impact

This event, attended by over 1,000 mathematics school teachers, is the largest subject conference for teachers in Italy. In the session for secondary school teachers, I presented my recently published ICS monograph (Primi Passi nell'Aritmetica dell'Infinito. Bonomo) and joined the publisher's stand in the book market set up at the conference to chat to teachers interested in my book and to sign copies. About 10% of participants among the participants teaching Y12 and Y13 students.

Who is affected

Mathematics teachers.


The arithmetic of infinity can extend numeracy skills to competence of special relevance to contemporary applications, in particular high-performance computing and optimisation. The ICS goal is to promote engagement of mathematics teachers and students with its key ideas in a way that is thought-provoking, creative, and entertaining (through discussions of paradoxes of infinity). Participation to this conference has generated engagement with teachers, expressions of interest in adopting and experimenting with the book's worksheets and exercises. The expectation is that teachers who committed to using it will be able to report back on their activities and the difference they made.
Impact statusOpen
Impact date11 Nov 2023
Category of impactCultural Impacts
Impact levelEngagement