Balancing Math Popularization with Public Debate: A Mathematical Society’s Continued Efforts to Raise the Public Awareness of Mathematics and for Youth Mathematical Education

  • Renata Ramalho
  • Nuno Crato


After briefly describing the Portuguese Mathematical Society (SPM) recent history, we discuss the science popularization and communication activities developed by the Society from 2005 to 2010. We describe the contacts maintained with the media, the organization of events for the public and for scientists, and the publishing and publicizing of magazines and books. We argue that some of the approaches adopted can result in better public understanding of science role and in larger public support for math education and research.


Credible Source Science Popularization Math Education Communication Office Popularization Magazine 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sociedade Portuguesa de MatemáticaLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.ISEGUniversidade Técnica de LisboaLisbonPortugal

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