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E-mail: kbankov@fmi.uni-sofia.bg

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ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

· Master of Science in Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Sofia, 1974.

· Ph.D. in Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Sofia, 1979.

 

AFFILIATION

Department for Education in Mathematics and Informatics

Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics

University of Sofia

 

CURRENT POSITIONS

· Professor on mathematics education at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Sofia since 2012.

· Professor on mathematics education at the Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, since 2015.

 

FORMER PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

· Visiting Professor in the Department of Teacher Education, College of Education at Michigan State University – Senior research coordinator for mathematics, mathematics pedagogy knowledge and opportunities to learn for the International Study Center for Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics (TEDS-M), since 2007 – 2009.

· Head of the Department for Education in Mathematics and Informatics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Sofia, 2003 – 2007 and 2012 – 2015.

· Assistant (since 1992), Chief Assistant (since 1994), and Associate Professor (since 2002) at the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Sofia.

· Mathematics Teacher (extra curriculum work on Mathematics) at the American College in Sofia Bulgaria, 1993 – 1999.

· Research Fellow at the Research Group on Education, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Ministry of Education, Sofia Bulgaria, 1989-1992.

· Part-time Assistant on Mathematics at some technical universities in Sofia, 1989 – 1992.

· Editor of the journal "Matematika", Sofia, Bulgaria, 1980 – 1988.

 

INVITED (KEY NOTE) SPEAKER

· Plenary talk “Problems: The Treasure of Mathematics Competitions” at the 8-th Congress of the Word Federation of National Mathematics Competitions (WFNMC), Graz, Austria, 2018.

· Plenary talk “Numbers on a circle” at TSG-30 in the 13-th International Congress of Mathematics Education (ICME-13), Hamburg, Germany, 2016.

· “European Baccalaureate – Unachievable Dream”,  Jubilee Conference “125 Years Mathematics and Natural Sciences at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, 5-7 December 2014.

· “Curriculum for Preparation of Mathematics Teachers: A Perspective from TEDS-M International Study”, 12-th International Congress on Mathematics Education (ICME-12), Seoul, Korea, 2012.

· Problems in Mathematics Teacher Preparation”, Spring Conference of the Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians, 2010.

· Demands of the Modern Society from Mathematics Education”, Symposium of the research and practical conferenceDialog Between the Generations and the Structures of the Society Through the School”, Sofia, 16-16 April, 2010.

· “Methods for Evaluation of Students’ Achievement”, Symposium of the research and practical conferenceThe Contemporary Pedagogical Reality – Results and Anticipated Attainments”, Razgrad (Bulgaria), 29-30 October, 2009.

· Comparative International StudyMathematics Teaching in the 21-st Century”, National ConferenceHumanism and Pragmatism in Education in 21-st Century”, Varna (Bulgaria), 2008.

· Analysis of the results from the field test of the strategy for external assessment of the National Content Educational Standards on mathematics, grade 4, Varna 2005 (co-speaker), Spring Conference of the Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians, 2006.

· External assessment of the National Content Educational Standards on Mathematics” (co-speaker), Spring Conference of the Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians, 2005.

· Mathematics curriculum: recent state and trends” (co-speaker), Spring Conference of the Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians, 2004.

· International assessment of school mathematics education”, Spring Conference of the Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians, 2001.

· Reasoning in School Mathematics in Bulgaria” – International conferenceReasoning, explanation and proof in school mathematics and their place in the intended curriculum”, organized by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, UKCambridge, England, 2001.

· Preparation of a national test exam for entrance the profile school after finishing grade 7”, Spring Conference of the Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians, 1999.

· “School mathematics at the end of the 20-th century”, Spring Conference of the Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians, 1997.

·  Learning and doing mathematicsa project for studying mathematics in the lower secondary school”, Spring Conference of the Union of Bulgarian Mathematicians, 1991.

 

MEMBER OF PROGRAM COMMITTEES

· Member of the International Program Committee of the 13-th International Congress for Mathematics Education (ICME-13), 2016.

· Member of the scientific and program committee of the Fifth IEA International Research Conference, Singapore, 2013.

· Member of the scientific and program committee of the Fourth IEA International Research Conference, Goteborg, Sweden, 2010.

· Member of the permanent program committee of the World Federation for National Mathematics Competitions (WFNMC) from 2004 till 2012 and Chair of this committee from 2012 till 2018.

· Member of the program committee of the 28-th, 31-st, 33-th, 36-th and 42-nd Spring conference of the Union of the Bulgarian Mathematicians.

· Chair of the program committee of the 46-th Spring conference of the Union of the Bulgarian Mathematicians.

 

 

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

· Country representative for Bulgaria in the International Commission on Mathematical Instructions (ICMI), since 2017.

· President of the World Federation of National Mathematics Competitions (WFNMC), since 2018.

· Member of the Editorial Board of American Journal of Educational Research, since 2014.

· Secretary (2008-2012) and Senior Vice President (since 2012) of the World Federation for National Mathematics Competitions (WFNMC).

· President of the Bulgarian Association for Educational Measurement and Evaluation, since 2004.

· Member of the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Sofia, from 2003 till 2018.

· Member of the Council of the Association for Educational AssessmentEurope (AEA-E), 2006-2011.

· Member of the Professional Development Committee (2005-2008) and the Standards Committee (2009-2011) at the Association for Educational AssessmentEurope (AEA-E).

· Member of the Control Council at the University of Sofia, 2003-2007.

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

· Union of the Bulgarian Mathematicians.

· World Federation of National Mathematics Competitions Senior Vice President from 2012 till 2018 and President since 2018.

· Die Gesellshaft fur Didaktik der Mathematik (GDM).

· Association for Educational Assessment – Europe (AEA-E) – member of the Council, 2006-2011.

· Bulgarian Association for Educational Measurement and Evaluation – the President of the Association since 2004.

 

To contact me:

University of Sofia

Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics

James Boucher bul. 5

1164 Sofia

Bulgaria

Last update 18 October 2019