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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

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

### 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.