Lettera Matematica

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 29–31 | Cite as

Book review of Emma Castelnuovo by Carla degli Esposti and Nicoletta Lanciano



The book under review is a lively biography of Emma Castelnuovo, one of the most influential researchers in the didactics of mathematics of the past century. The book walks us through her life and shows the deep connection between her research work and her civil commitment for democracy and equal opportunity for all children. Many of the cornerstones of Emma Castelnuovo’s didactical method are vividly described and freshly analysed through memories, anecdotes and personal reflections of the authors, both of whom were among her closest followers.


Didactics of mathematics 


  1. 1.
    Castelnuovo, G.: Luigi Cremona nel centenario della nascita, Commemorazione. Rendiconti della Reale Accademia dei Lincei, serie VI vol. XII, pp. 613–618 (1930)MATHGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Degli Esposti, C., Lanciano, N.: Emma castelnuovo. L’asino d’oro, Rome (2016)Google Scholar

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© Centro P.RI.ST.EM, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Matematica G. CastelnuovoSapienza Università di RomaRomeItaly

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