Avenue of Mathematics (Seville)

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The Avenida de las Matemáticas is a public avenue located in Seville, Spain.

Background[change | change source]

In December 2019, a group of young people from the Montaigne College in Seville promoted, together with their mathematics teacher, José Carlos Gámez,[1] a campaign on Change.org to collect signatures and create a mathematics avenue in Seville.[2] They created a website (callematematicassevilla.wordpress.com). In 2020, they had the support of the Seville Institute of Mathematics and the University of Seville.[3]

On March 14, 2022, International Mathematics Day, the mayor of Seville, Antonio Muñoz, received the promoters of the campaign and approved the proposal.[4] That same year it was presented at the XX Jornadas para el Aprendizaje y Enseñanza de las Matemáticas.[5]

Inauguration[change | change source]

On January 10, 2023, the Avenue was presented with the mayor of Seville, the education minister of the Junta de Andalucía, and various members of the Seville mathematical community.[6]

Criticism[change | change source]

Just after the Mathematics Avenue was inaugurated, Carlos Navarro Antolín, opinion journalist from the Diario de Sevilla, suggested that now a Latin and Greek street will be released, criticizing that the mayor is more concerned with mathematics.[7]

Some people also complained that the opening ceremony of the Avenue was too exclusive, or that the street chosen was not the most suitable.

References[change | change source]

  1. Rojas, Sara (2023-01-09). "De una propuesta "friki" en clase a un proyecto de ciudad: Sevilla incorpora la Avenida Matemáticas a su callejero". elDiario.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 2023-01-24.
  2. "El Colegio Montaigne Sevilla lanza una petición para llamar a una calle Matemáticas - Colegio Montaigne Sevilla". www.colegiomontaignesevilla.com (in Spanish). 2019-12-31. Retrieved 2023-01-24.
  3. "La Universidad de Sevilla pide al Ayuntamiento llamar a una calle Matemáticas". sevilla (in Spanish). 2019-12-30. Retrieved 2023-01-24.
  4. "Sevilla tendrá una avenida de las Matemáticas". sevilla (in Spanish). 2022-03-14. Retrieved 2023-01-24.
  5. "CoD007-Calle Matemáticas Sevilla" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2023-01-24.
  6. Rojas, Sara (2023-01-09). "De una propuesta "friki" en clase a un proyecto de ciudad: Sevilla incorpora la Avenida Matemáticas a su callejero". elDiario.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 2023-01-24.
  7. Sevilla, Diario de (2023-01-10). "La Opinión de Carlos Navarro Antolín | Falta en Sevilla la calle dedicada al Latín". Diario de Sevilla (in European Spanish). Retrieved 2023-01-24.