• ICOTS-5, June 1998
  • ALM5, July 1998
  • Teaching in mathematics, July 1998
  • PME22, July 1998
  • Third International DERIVE and TI-92 Conference, July 1998
  • CIEAEM 50, August 1998
  • ICMI-EARCOME 1, August 1998
  • Junior Mathematics Congress, August 1998
  • International Congress of Mathematicians, ICM-98, August 1998
  • First International Congress on Ethnomathematics, September 1998
  • UMTC 98, September 1998
  • ICTMA 9, July-August 1999
  • Third European Congress of Mathematics, July 2000
  • ICME-9, July-August 2000

  • ICOTS-5, June 1998

    The Fifth International Conference on the Teaching of Statistics takes place at the Nanyang Technological University Singapore, 21-26 June, 1998, under the auspices of The International Statistical Institute (IS) and the Singapore National Academy of Science.

    Updated information about the scientific programme can be obtain from http:/www.nie.ac.sg:8000/~wwwmath/icots.html

    For matters concerning the scientifc programme, please contact the Chair of The International Programme Committee

    Brian Phillips,
    Swinburne University of Technology,
    School of Mathematical Sciences,
    P.O. Box 218, Hawthorn 3122, VIC,
    fax: +61 3 9819 0821
    e-mail: bphillips@swin.edu.au
    For organisational matters, please contact the Chair of the Local Organising Committee,
    Soon Teck Wong,
    e-mail: teckwong@nailhost.net.sg
    or the Secretary
    Chua Tin Chiu,
    e-mail ecsicots@nus.sg

    ALM5, July 1998

    ALM (Adults Learning Maths) is an international forum bringing together researchers and practitioners in adult mathematics/numeracy teaching and learning in order to promote the learning of mathematics by adults. The fifth ALM conference, ALM5, 1998, will be held near Utrecht, the Netherlands, 1-3 July 1998.

    Information about the conference is available from: http:/www.euronet.nl/~groenest/alm5/

    For further information, please contact

    Mieke van Groenestijn
    Hogeschool van Utrecht
    Institute of Higher Education
    Faculty of Education
    P.O. Box 14007,
    NL-3508 SB Utrecht
    fax: +31 30 25 18 186
    e-mail: mieke.v.groenestijn@feo.hvu.nl

    Teaching in mathematics, July 1998

    An International Conference of the title indicated above will take place 3-6 July 1998 in the island of Samos, Greece. The main objective of the conference is to examine new ways of teaching undergraduate mathematics. It will provide a unique and centralised forum and bring together faculty members from various countries who are committed to introducing and using innovative teaching methods. The conference will be of great interest to mathematics faculty as well as to anyone involved in the teaching and learning process of undergraduate mathematics. Conference themes include: Integration of computing technology; Innovative ways of teaching; Reform issues related to calculus and other math courses; Distance learning technologies; Assessment of student learning; The role of mathematics in other disciplines.

    For further information, please contact the conference chair:

    Ignatios Vakalis
    Department of Math & Computer Science, Capital University
    e-mail: ivakalis@capital.edu
    or consult the World Wide Web at http:/icg.harvard.edu/~samos98

    PME22, July 1998

    The 22nd Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, PME22, will be held in Stellenbosch, South Africa, 12-17 July 1998. The theme of the conference is Diversity and Change in Mathematics Education.

    Stellenbosch is a historic town in the heart of the Cape winelands, about 50 km from Cape Town. Affectionately known as the 'town of oaks' due to the many beautiful oak tress lining its streets, it is renowned for its beauty, serenity, architecture, culture and art.

    For further information you may visit the PME22 website at http:/www.sun.ac.za/pme22 or contact

    Alwyn Olivier, Conference Chair
    Faculty of Education
    University of Stellenbosch,
    Stellenbosch 7600
    fax: +27 21 948 6686
    e-mail: aio@akad.sun.ac.za

    Third International DERIVE and TI-92 Conference, July 1998

    This conference will be held 14-17 July 1998, on the campus of Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA. Papers submitted for consideration by the Conference Committee should reach conference organiser Professor Carl Leinbach (see below) no later than 15 November 1997. For further information please contact either of the following conference organisers

    Carl Leinbach,
    Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA 17235,
    e-mail: leinbach@gettysburg.edu
    Bert K. Waits,
    Mathematics Department, The Ohio State University
    231 W. 18th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210
    e-mail: waitsb@math.ohio-state.edu

    CIEAEM 50, August 1998

    The 50th conference of Commission internationale pour l'étude et l'amélioration de l'ensignement des mathématiques (CIEAEM) will take place in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 2-7 August 1998. The general theme of the conference is 'Relationships between Classroom Practice and Research in Mathematics Education', with sub-themes 'Goals of mathematics teaching', 'Communication and collaboration between practitioners and researchers', 'Research in mathematics education and teacher training', 'Specific features of research in mathematics education', 'Taking account of research results in teaching aids and teachers' guides'. The scientific activities include plenary sessions, working groups, individual or group presentations, workshops, forum of ideas, and special sessions. The official conference languages are French and English. For further information, please contact

    CIEAEM 50, IRDP,
    cp 54,
    CH-2007 Neuchâtel 7
    tel: +41 32 889 8601
    fax: +41 32 889 6971
    e-mail: francois.jaquet@irdp.unine.ch

    ICMI-EARCOME 1, August 1998

    The First ICMI East Asia Regional Conference on Mathematics Education (ICMI-EARCOME 1) will be held 17-21 August 1998 at the Korea National University of Education, Chungbuk, Republic of Korea. See announcement elsewhere in this Bulletin.

    Junior Mathematics Congress, August 1998

    The Institute of Mathematics, University of Potsdam, Germany, and the Brandenburg Asssociation for the Promotion of Mathematically and Scientifically Gifted Pupils jointly organise the Junior Mathematical Congress, 17-22 August 1998, for mathematically interested high school students from Europoe and from overseas, as a satellite congress of the ICM-98 (see below). Further information can be obtained at

    or by contacting
    Institut für Mathematik,
    Universität Potsdam
    Am Neuen Palais 10
    D-14467 Potsdam
    tel: +49 331 9771414
    fax: +49 331 9771713
    e-mail: jmc98@rz.uni-potsdam.de

    International Congress of Mathematicians, ICM-98, August 1998

    This congress will be held, under the auspices of the International Mathematical Union, 18-27 August 1998 in Berlin, Germany. The Board of Directors of the Organizing Committee consists of

    President: M. Grötschel, Berlin

    Vice-President: M. Aigner, Berlin

    Honorary President: F. Hirzebruch, Bonn

    Treasurer: J. Sprekels, Berlin

    Secretary General: J. Winkler, Berlin

    The International Programme Committee is chaired by Phil. J. Griffiths, Princeton, USA.

    The current plans for the congress include the following sections: 1. Logic; 2. Algebra; 3. Number Theory and Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry; 4. Algebraic Geometry; 5. Differential Geometry and Global Analysis; 6. Symplectic Geometry and Hamiltonian Theory; 7. Topology; 8. Lie Groups and Lie Algebra; 9. Analysis; 10. Ordinary Differential Equations and Dynamical Systems; 11. Partial Differential Equations; 12. Mathematical Physics; 13. Probability and Statistics; 14. Combinatorics; 15. Mathematical Aspects of Computer Science; 16. Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing; 17. Applications; 18. Control Theory and Optimization; 19. Teaching and Popularization of Mathematics; 20. History of Mathematics.

    Further information about ICM-98 can be obtained through the World Wide Web, through URL:


    First International Congress on Ethnomathematics, September 1998

    The First International Congress on Ethnomathematics, ICEM-1, will be held under the auspices of the University of Granada (Spain), 2-5 September 1998. Spanish and English will be the official languages of the conference.

    The general theme of the conference will be research, curriculum development, and teacher education. The scientific programme of the conference consists of plenary lectures, oral presentations, oral communications, posters and videos. For further information, please consult

    or contact
    The Organizing Committee,
    att. Ma. Luisa Oliveras
    Departamento de Didáctica de la Matemática, Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación,
    Universidad de Granada,
    18071 Granada,
    fax: +34 58 246359/243949
    e-mail: oliveras@platon.ugr.es

    UMTC 98, September 1998

    The 24th annual Undergraduate Mathematics Teaching Conference, UMTC 98, will be held at Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK, 7-10 September 1998. The conference is a working conference to improve the design and delivery of the mathematics curriculum for undergraduates. For 1998 the main themes are the impact of technology on assessment, students talking mathematics, what's a mathematics degree for, and modern approaches to teaching calculus - sharing good practice. For further information, please consult

    or the conference chair
    Peter Edwards
    e-mail: pedwards@bournemouth.ac.uk

    ICTMA 9, July-August 1999

    The 9th International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematical Modelling and Applications, ICTMA 9, will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, 30 July - 3 August 1999. The aim of this conference is to provide a forum for the presenttion and exchange of information, experiences, opinions and ideas relating to the teaching, learning and assessment of mathematcal modelling, mathematical models and applications of mathematics. People engaged in research or practice in these topics at secondary and higher levels of education are invited to participate, present papers or conduct workshops. There will also be provision for those who would like to make a poster presentation of work in progress or of smaller scope than would warrant a full paper or workshop.

    For further information, please consult

    or the Chair of the Programme Committee,
    Professor João Filipe Matos
    Departamento de Educação, Faculdade de Ciências
    Universidade de Lisboa
    Campo Grande C1
    1700 Lisboa
    fax: +351 1 7500082
    e-mail: joao.matos@fc.ul.pt or ictma9@fc.ul.pt

    Third European Congress of Mathematics, July 2000

    The Third European Congress of Mathematics will be held in Barcelona, Spain, 10-14 July, 2000. Further information will be released in due course.

    ICME-9, July-August 2000

    The Ninth International Congress on Mathematical Education, ICME-9, is going to be held 31 July - 7 August 2000, at the Chiba Convention Centre, Makuhari, at the Tokyo Bay, near Narita Airport. Further information will be available in forthcoming issues of this Bulletin.