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Online Opportunity for Your Students to Explore the Hungarian Pedagogy

Happy New Year from BSME!


Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education (BSME) is a study abroad program in mathematics education. BSME participants explore the Hungarian pedagogy, in which a strong and explicit emphasis is placed on problem solving, mathematical creativity, and communication. Here’s a flyer that describes the pedagogy a bit more.


BSME will run an online program for the Spring 2021 session, in which students may take 1 to 5 courses:

  • Gamification and Playfulness in Teaching Mathematics
  • Teaching Geometry through Problem Solving
  • Discovery Learning: The Pósa Method
  • Practicum: Experiencing the Hungarian Approach through Observation and Teaching
  • Directed Research: Discovery Learning in Secondary Schools


We will issue credits that are transferable to students’ home institutions. Given the strong demand for teachers to learn about online instruction in the current climate, the session will have a dual focus on the Hungarian pedagogy and online instruction.

Attached is a letter intended for students, telling them about BSME and encouraging them to apply. Please share it with your math and/or math education students. Note that a BSME participant doesn’t necessarily have to be pursuing a secondary teaching license—a genuine interest in teaching and mathematics is what we’re looking for.


The application for the Spring 2021 session is due on January 18. It is reviewed on a rolling basis, and spaces are starting to fill up, so students are encouraged to apply early. More information, including the online application, can be found at Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

BSME Letter To Students

Best wishes,


Ryota Matsuura

North American Director, BSME

Budapest Semesters in Mathematics Education