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Dr Bob Burn

Honorary University Fellow

Overview

I was Reader in Mathematics Education at University of Exeter from September 1988 – August 1997 (9 years) and prior to that Principal Lecturer in Mathematics and Director of Studies in Mathmetics at Homerton College.

My main research interests are mathematics and teacher education.  A particular focus is the development of mathematical concepts.

Research

Publications

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Publications by category


Books

Burn, R.P. (2005). Sorting by Symmetry: Patterns with a centre. Derby, Association of Teachers of Mathematics.

Journal articles

Burn, R.P. (2007). Coming to know the sum of consecutive squares, a historical approach. Mathematics in School, 36(2), 5-6.
Burn, R.P. (2007). Geometric Progressions. BSHM Bulletin, 22(3), 183-184.
Stephenson, P. Swindale, P. (2007). Magic Staircases and Chinese Boxes revisited. Mathematics in School, 36(5), 6-7.
Burn, R.P. (2005). The Vice: some historically inspired and proof-generated steps to limits of sequences. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 60(3), 269-295.
Burn, R.P. (2003). Prime factors in generalised Fibonacci sequences - a question posed by Gill Hatch. Mathematical Gazette, 87(509), 203-208.
Burn, R.P. (2003). Review of John Fauvel and Jan van Maanen, eds. History in Mathematics Education - the ICMI Study. , 52(2), 211-214.
Burn, R.P. (2003). The Hyperbola: some 17th century arguments. Mathematics in School, 32(1), 152-168.
Burn, R.P. (2003). Triangles with 60 degree angle and sides of integer length. Mathematical Gazette, 87(508), 148-153.
Burn, R.P. (2002). Some comments on 'The role of proof in comprehending and teaching elementary linear algebra' by F. Uhlig. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 51(3), 183-184.

Publications by year


2007

Burn, R.P. (2007). Coming to know the sum of consecutive squares, a historical approach. Mathematics in School, 36(2), 5-6.
Burn, R.P. (2007). Geometric Progressions. BSHM Bulletin, 22(3), 183-184.
Stephenson, P. Swindale, P. (2007). Magic Staircases and Chinese Boxes revisited. Mathematics in School, 36(5), 6-7.

2005

Burn, R.P. (2005). Sorting by Symmetry: Patterns with a centre. Derby, Association of Teachers of Mathematics.
Burn, R.P. (2005). The Vice: some historically inspired and proof-generated steps to limits of sequences. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 60(3), 269-295.

2003

Burn, R.P. (2003). Prime factors in generalised Fibonacci sequences - a question posed by Gill Hatch. Mathematical Gazette, 87(509), 203-208.
Burn, R.P. (2003). Review of John Fauvel and Jan van Maanen, eds. History in Mathematics Education - the ICMI Study. , 52(2), 211-214.
Burn, R.P. (2003). The Hyperbola: some 17th century arguments. Mathematics in School, 32(1), 152-168.
Burn, R.P. (2003). Triangles with 60 degree angle and sides of integer length. Mathematical Gazette, 87(508), 148-153.

2002

Burn, R.P. (2002). Some comments on 'The role of proof in comprehending and teaching elementary linear algebra' by F. Uhlig. Educational Studies in Mathematics, 51(3), 183-184.

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