The “Miradas Matemáticas” Collection


At school, mathematics is frequently regarded as a science with no practical use, just a collection of rules that appear like pulling rabbits out of a hat; like a self-enclosed body of knowledge without evolution in time that was invented centuries ago and has not changed very much since then. For that reason, the ICMAT and the Federación Española de Sociedades de Profesores de Matemáticas (FESPM) together with the publisher Libros de la Catarata are launching a collection of books entitled Miradas Matemáticas (“Mathematical Gazes”), which combine dissemination with education in mathematics.

The main target readership for these books are teachers of mathematics at Secondary School and Baccalaureate level, the aim being to provide them with fresh ideas about using material to make mathematics more interesting and attractive to students in the classroom, as well as bringing mathematical research into the classroom with a historical perspective and relating the subject to other sciences and to technological developments. Furthermore, these books can also be enjoyed as popular works by a much broader readership, since they contain exercises that present entertaining challenges for people of all ages, thus providing not just a passive experience but one in which all readers can actively participate.

Editorial Committee

  • Onofre Monzo (FESPM)
  • Agustín Carrillo (FESPM)
  • Manuel de León (CSIC-ICMAT)
  • Ágata Timón (CSIC-ICMAT)
  • Marco Castrillón (UCM-ICMAT)
  • Juan Martínez Tébar (FESPM)
  • Javier Senén (Libros de la Catarata)
  • Fernanda Febres-Cordero (Libros de la Catarata)