**Education in Mathematics and Informatics Department**

The Department of Education in Mathematics and Informatics (EMI) was founded in 1990 and became one of the leading sections in the field of mathematics education in the information environment. Prof. Jordan Tabov was the head of EMI Department since its founding. Among its first members are Assoc. Prof. Ljubomir Davidov and Christo Hitov who have left a lasting track in mathematical education. There are two specialized seminars at EMI. The international conferences and the projects (both national and international) that EMI has been involved in provide a large platform for the education and the scientific development of young specialists.

**Research:** Development of extracurricular modules in mathematics for work with gifted students; Studying the potential of the mathematics problems for enhancing the motivation of students for mathematical creativity; Developing pedagogical strategies, concepts, tests and problems for teacher training; Studying the potential of the computer modelling of processes in physics, chemistry and economics by means of numerical methods; Developing educational strategies in mathematics and informatics based on specially designed experiments and analysis; Scientific support of mathematics and informatics competitions; Identifying applications of mathematics and informatics in humanities in a pedagogical context; Identifying students with high motivation for doing mathematics; Development of a concept for electronic courses in mathematics for the secondary school; Development of educational strategies and materials for using the Internet in the secondary school; Development of strategies in assessment and diagnostics in mathematical education; Development of models in mathematical education and didactical technologies.

Website of the department: http://www.math.bas.bg/omi