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Peter the Great and Mathematics



P.M. Vinnik
vinnik_pm@voenmeh.ru
Head of the Department of Higher Mathematics, D.F. Ustinov Baltic State Technical University «VOENMEH», Doctor of Engineering, Associate Professor
St. Petersburg

Keywords:

  • mathematics
  • education reform
  • school of mathematics and navigation
  • arithmetic schools
  • textbooks
  • We look at the state of general education as a whole and mathematical education in particular in the period immediately preceding the era of Peter the Great and during Peter’s reforms. We demonstrate the ways of reforming mathematical education in Russia, the new schools created by Peter as well as the main results of his reforms.