• De Boelelaan 1081, FEW, office U252

    1081 HV Amsterdam


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  • PGBeckers - Assertief | Heumen/ Nijmegen | Directeur | 2005-01-05 - present
  • Bureau Beckers B.V. | Nijmegen | Directeur | 2014-01-01 - present

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At Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam I teach a bachelor course in history of mathematics (FEW_X_400652) and a bachelor course in history of computing (FEW_X_400318). Furthermore I teach a master seminar in history of science (FEW_X_400424) for those who want more. In cooperation with Gerard Alberts I also teach in several courses at the University of Amsterdam.


My research focusses on the history of mathematics education and history of mathematical societies. Currently I am writing a double biography of Hans and Susan Freudenthal. Moreover I am actively involved in a subject that is touching upon both history of computing and history of education: the application of programmed instruction in education, 1945-1975.

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New math Mathematics
Quality of Life Mathematics
Mathematics Education Mathematics
mathematics Social Sciences
History Medicine & Life Sciences
education Social Sciences
Education Medicine & Life Sciences
event Social Sciences

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Research Output 2006 2019

  • 48 Article
  • 13 Book/Film/Article review
  • 6 Chapter
  • 2 Digital or Visual Products

Why to publish on mathematics education so as to be useful? Educational Studies in Mathematics and its founder Hans Freudenthal

Beckers, D., May 2019, In : Educational Studies in Mathematics. 101, 1, p. 1-11 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Mathematics Education
educational reform

Getuigen: Tuinonderhoud

Beckers, D., Mar 2018, In : Euclides. 93, 5, p. 37-39 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticlePopular

Activities 2004 2019

Teaching the History of Computing: differentiation within the class room through varied learning activities

Danny J. Beckers (Speaker)
20 Mar 2019

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

Math on the move

Danny J. Beckers (Speaker)
15 Sep 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

De Electrologica X8

Danny J. Beckers (Participant)
24 Mar 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceSocietal

Gewina Wintersymposium 2018

Danny J. Beckers (Participant)
27 Jan 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceSocietal

The odd couple: Hans and Susan Freudenthal

Danny J. Beckers (Speaker)
17 Jan 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional