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Zoltan Paul Dienes (1916-2014)

Zoltan Dienes photoZoltan Dienes passed away peacefully on January 11, 2014 with family and friends beside him, and the sounds of Hungarian folks songs being sung, as well as one written by his mother, Valeria. His obituary can be found at this link.

Donations in memory can be made to Canadian Friends Service Committee or Compassion Canada

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  • DUMONT Marcel & Françoise April 30, 2014, 4:37 pm

    Les séances de travail avec Zoltan ont toujours été des moments joyeux; Dienes était l’homme le plus étonnant ..d’abord pour son affection envers les enfants, puis l’appel systématique à l’intelligence..l’enthousiasme de la découverte et sa capacité à concrétiser les outils mathématiques…d’excellents souvenirs professionnels. Affectueux souvenirs à toute sa famille.

  • Daniel Aaron Dienes August 28, 2014, 7:22 pm

    Grandpa holds a special place in my heart.
    For it were he who healed with those kind words.
    For it were he who inspired my noble life path.
    For it were he who mended my broken, saddened heart.
    It is he – my Grandpa, sweet love eternal.

    “Good Night, Sweet Prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest”


    “Sleep sweetly, tender heart, in peace:
    Sleep, holy spirit, blessed soul,
    While the stars burn, the moons increase,
    And the great ages onward roll.

    Sleep till the end, true soul and sweet.
    Nothing comes to thee new or strange.
    Sleep full of rest from head to feet;
    Lie still, dry dust, secure of change.”

    With everlasting love, your Grandson, Dan.

  • Fritz Haugg November 6, 2014, 8:41 am

    As a young teacher at Elementary school in Germany I learned the New mathematics by Zoltan Paul Dienes. From the beginnig I was fascinated by his new ideas of mathematic. I used the Logic blocks, the multibase blocks and I studied his books for example “Aufbau der Mathematik” Professor Dienes gave me so much for my mathematic teaching. I am not able to express my deep gratitude to him for all, what I received from him. When I got contact with him by Email I was so happy, because I could say to him: Thank you!
    My condolence to to all of his family!
    Fritz Haugg, Germany

  • Andrea Olivares November 21, 2014, 2:37 pm

    Thanks for help me to make my country a fairer place.
    I teach math teachers.
    Thank you master, your life illuminates paths.
    Thanks from the last country in our beautiful planet, Chile.

  • Katalina Szabo (Kitty) December 7, 2014, 5:57 am

    I miss you Uncle Zed, your kind e-mails and your poems ….

    May you rest in peace with your beloved Tessa …

    Until we meet again …..

    Love from Kitty es Aga

  • Cor van Waveren December 19, 2014, 1:46 pm

    His ideas deserve a revival, they were very useful to me as a teacher.

  • So-Hyung, Kim March 29, 2015, 3:28 pm

    Dear Dines, I continue to admire your work.
    I will never forget you..
    From South of Korea..

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