Snezana Lawrence is a mathematical historian, with a particular interest in the links between mathematics, architecture, and the belief systems related to mathematics. Her work on the creativity, identity, and engagement in the learning of mathematics has taken her to be involved in national and international initiatives to promote the use of the history of mathematics in mathematics education.
English, Serbo-Croat, French (read), Hebrew (read)
Mathematics (calculus & geometry; foundation mathematics), education, mathematics history, numeracy, risk.
Lawrence, S. (2019). A New Year’s Present from a Mathematician. Taylor & Francis, London.
Lawrence, S. & McCartney, M., editors (2015). Mathematicians and their Gods, Oxford University Press.
Lawrence, S (2019). Descriptive Geometry in England – Lost in Translation. In Descriptive Geometry, The Spread of a Polytechnic Art, edited by: Evelyne Barbin, Marta Menghini, Klaus Volkert. Springer.
Lawrence, S and Novakovic, K (2019). The Love Affair with Descriptive Geometry: Its History in Serbia. In Descriptive Geometry, The Spread of a Polytechnic Art, edited by: Evelyne Barbin, Marta Menghini, Klaus Volkert. Springer.
Lawrence, S (2018). Learning New Mathematics from Old – Euclid’s Art after Bath. In edited volume Mathematics, Education and History: Towards a harmonious partnership edited by: Kathleen M. Clark, Tinne Hoff Kjeldsen, Sebastian Schorcht, Constantinos Tzanakis. Springer.
Lawrence, S (2016). What are we like… In: Larvor, B, ed. Mathematical cultures. Trends in the history of science. Birkhauser/Springer.
Lawrence, S (2015). Capital G for Geometry: Masonic lore and the history of geometry. In: Lawrence, Sand McCartney, M, eds. Mathematicians and their gods: interactions between mathematics and religious beliefs. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 167-190.
Lawrence, S (2015). Life, architecture, mathematics, and the Fourth Dimension. In Nexus 2015: Relationships between Architecture and Mathematics, Kim Williams (ed), Springer.
Lawrence, S. (2021). Serbian mathematics education periodicals for the New Millennium. In ZDM Mathematics Education, Springer. DOI: 10.1007/s11858-021-01298-3 .
Lawrence, S. (2016). The Old Teacher Euclid. In The Use of History of Mathematics in Mathematics Education, Menon, University of Western Macedonia, Greece.
Lawrence, S. (2014). History in Mathematics Education and History of Mathematics Education – Cultures of Mathematics Education, in Special Issue of Journal: Teaching Innovations (University of Belgrade), guest editor, co-editing with O. Djokic. University of Belgrade, Serbia.
Lawrence, S. (2014). Mathematics education in the Balkan societies up to the WWI. In Teaching Innovations, 27 (3). pp. 46-57.
Lawrence, S (2019). The art and architecture of mathematics education: A study in metaphors. In É. Barbin, U. T. Jankvist, T. H. Kjeldsen, B. Smestad & C. Tzanakis (Eds.), Proceedings of the Eighth European Summer University on History and Epistemology in mathematics Education (ESU-8) (Skriftserie 2019, nr 11). Oslo: Oslo Metropolitan University.
Lawrence, S.; Mihajlovic, A.; & Djokic, O., editors (2018). History of Mathematics in Mathematics Education, Faculty of Education, University of Kragujevac.
Lawrence, S. (2015). The history of the fourth dimension – a way of engaging pupils in secondary classrooms. CERME9, Prague, February 2015.
Lawrence, S. (2014). Mathematics epistemology in the digital age. Sinteza conference proceedings, University of Belgrade, Singidunum.
A bi-monthly column in Mathematics Today https://ima.org.uk/publications/mathematics-today/ since 2011 on Historical Notes.
Lawrence, S. (2018). What the Tortoise Said to Achilles: Lewis Carroll's Paradox of Inference, special issue of The Carrollian: The Lewis Carroll Journal, edited by Amirouche Moktefi and Francine F Abeles.
Lawrence, S. (2016) The power of a great introduction. Karp, Alexander, Schubring, Gert (Eds.) (2014). Handbook on the history of mathematics education. In Educational Studies in Mathematics.
Lawrence, S. (2016) Birth of a theorem: a mathematical adventure by Cédric Villani (trans Malcolm DeBevoise, ill Claude Gongard): The Bodley Head, 2015, 272pp, £18.99, ISBN 978-1-84-792252-6. In BSHM Bulletin, Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics, 31 (3), pp 263-265. Taylor & Francis.
Blog (3), Oxford University Press https://blog.oup.com/2015/09/mathematics-fourth-dimension/
Lawrence, Snezana (2020) Mihailo Petrović (1868-1943). In: The International Commission on Mathematical Instruction, (1908-2008) - A history through the portraits of its officers and leading figures. Furinghetti, Fulvia and Giacardi, Livia , eds. Springer Verlag, New York. (Accepted/In press)
Lawrence, Snezana (2020) A theatre of mathematical history – a historical memoir. Teaching Innovations , 33 (1). pp. 123-135. ISSN 0352-2334
Lawrence, Snezana (2019) A new year's present from a mathematician. Chapman & Hall / CRC Press, New York. ISBN 9780367219369
Lawrence, Snezana (2019) Descriptive geometry in England: lost in translation. In: Descriptive geometry, the spread of a polytechnic art: The legacy of Gaspard Monge. Barbin, Évelyne and Menghini, Marta and Volkert, Klaus , eds. International Studies in the History of Mathematics and its Teaching (ISHMT) . Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 313-335. ISBN 9783030148072
Jevtić-Novaković, Katarina and Lawrence, Snezana (2019) The love affair with descriptive geometry: its history in Serbia. In: Descriptive Geometry, The Spread of a Polytechnic Art: The legacy of Gaspard Monge. Barbin, Évelyne and Menghini, Marta and Volkert, Klaus , eds. International Studies in the History of Mathematics and its Teaching (ISHMT) . Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 295-311. ISBN 9783030148072
Visiting Professor at the University of Kragujevac, establishing a PhD programme in mathematics education.
Collaborator on the project funded by the Czech Academy of Sciences on Mathematics during the Cold War: Foreign influences on mathematics education in Czechoslovakia.
EU funded Project Innovations in Teaching Science and Mathematics through History, 2009
Visiting Professor of the University of Lorraine, Archives Poincaré 2014-5 http://poincare.univ-lorraine.fr/fr/snezana-lawrence-aux-archives-poincare
EU funded project TEMPUS project to establish Teacher Education and Training at all universities in Serbia 2014.