The Klein Project is inspired by Felix Kleinâ€™s famous book Elementary Mathematics from an Advanced Standpoint, published one century ago. It is intended as a stimulus for mathematics teachers, so to help them to make connections between the mathematics they teach, or can be asked to teach, and the field of mathematics, while taking into account the evolution of this field over the last century.
The project will have three outputs: a book simultaneously published in several languages, a resource DVD to assist teachers wishing to bring some of the ideas to realisation in their classes, and a wiki-based web-site seen as a vehicle for the many people who will wish to contribute to the project in an on-going way.
The project is managed by an international Design Team consisting of:
MichÃ¨le Artigue, UniversitÃ© Paris Diderot, France
Ferdinando Arzarello, UniversitÃ degli Studi di Torino, Italy
Bill Barton, The University of Auckland, New Zealand (chair)
Graeme Cohen, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
William (Bill) McCallum, University of Arizona, USA
Tomas Recio, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
Christiane Rousseau, UniversitÃ© de MontrÃ©al, Canada
Hans-Georg Weigand, UniversitÃ¤t WÃ¼rzburg, Germany
Two meetings of the Design Group have taken place, in Paris in May, 2009, and Auckland in April 2010. A website has been developed at www.kleinproject.org.
The first "Klein Conference" was held in Madeira in October, 2009. The second was held in Castro-Urdales, Spain, in June 2010.