Creativity and Mathematics Education, July 1999
An international conference to consider questions such as "How to promote creativity of our children?", "How to stimulate our teachers?", "How to enrich mathematics education with creative activities?", will be held 15-19 July 1999 in Münster, Germany.
For further information, please consult
or contact the conference chair
Professor Dr. Hartwig Meissner
Fb. Mathematik, Universität Münster
D-48149 Münster, GERMANY
fax: +49 251 83 32718
History and Epistemology in Mathematical Education, July 1999
The Third European Summer University on History and Epistemology in Mathematical Education will be held in Belgium at Louvain-la-Neuve (first part) and Leuven (last part) on July 15-21, 1999. Information can be obtained from
Institut de physique théorique (FYMA)
Université catholique de Louvain
Chemin du Cyclotron 2
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, BELGIQUE
fax: +32 10 47 24 14
Acad. Lerarenopleiding Wiskunde
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
B-3001 Heverlee, BELGIUM
fax: +32 16 32 79 98
CIEAEM 51, July 1999
The 51st conference of the International Commission for the Study and Improvement of Mathematics Education (Commission internationale por l'étude et l'amélioration de l'enseignement des mathématiques), CIEAEM, will take place in Chichester, Sussex, England, 21-26 July 1999. The general theme of the conference is "Productive Collaboration in Mathematics (Education) across Cultures", with sub-themes "Looking back, moving forward" (includes evolution and contribution of non-European cultures), "Effective co-operation between mathematics (educators) and users of mathematics", "Coping with diversity of student/pupil interests, abilities, aptitudes, and background", "Mathematics cultures across different sectors of education", "Beliefs and practices in the teaching and learning of mathematics". 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
The Mathematics Centre, Chichester Institute of Higher Education
Uppor Bognor Road
PO21 1HR ENGLAND
tel: +44 1243 816378
fax: +44 1243 816362
PME-23, July 1999
The Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) conference of 1999 will be held at the Technion in Haifa, Israel, 25-30 July 1999. The Conference Chair is Orit Zaslavski. A special session will be held in memory of Efraim Fischbein, first President of PME, who died in July 1998. More information about the program can be obtained on the Internet home page of the conference
or from the Executive Secretary of PME
Dr. Joop van Dormolen
Rehov Harofeh 48 Aleph,
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, PORTUGAL
fax: +351 1 7500082
X CIAEM, August 1999
The Tenth Conferencia Interamericana de Educación Matemática (CIAEM) will be held August 8-14, 1999 in Piriapolis, Uruguay, (90 km from Montevideo) on the theme Educación Matemática para un mundo mejor. Among the topics on the program are the education of teachers of all levels, ethnomathematics, the teaching of geometry and the use of information technology for the improvement of mathematics education. Information can be obtained from the General Coordinator,
Prof. Alicia Villar
Instituto de Profesores ARTIGAS
Avda. Rivera 5760 C.P. 11400
fax: +598 2 6001275
SEMT 99 - International Symposium on Elementary Mathematics Teaching, August 1999
The International Symposium on Elementary Mathematics Teaching - SEMT 99 - will be held at the Faculty of Education of the Charles University, Prague, the Czech Republic, 22-27 August 1999. The programme will be focused on the teaching of mathematics to children within the age range 6-11 years. More specifically, the theme of the conference is "How the world of mathematics emerges from everday experiences of children".
The symposium will consist of plenary sessions, workshops, presentation of papers, working groups, discussion groups and poster presentations. Workshops will be organized across three sessions.
For further information, please consult
or contact the Organizing Committee, at
Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Education
Faculty of Education, Charles University
116 39 Praha 1, The CZECH REPUBLIC
Mathematics Education into the 21st Century, November 1999
The Mathematics Education into the 21st Century Project, coordinated by Dr. Manmohan S. Arora, Mathematics Resources & Technology Center, Clark Atlanta University, USA, is planning a series of International Conferences to be held throughout the World and leading into the next millennium. The first of these will be in Egypt in cooperation with the Third World Forum, chaired by Prof. Ismail-Sabri Abdalla (Egypt). The conference is entitled International Conference on Mathematics Education into the 21st Century: Societal Challenges, Issues and Approaches and will be held in Cairo from November 14-18, 1999. The sub-themes of the conference are " The impact of new developments in knowledge on mathematics education", "Societal conditions", "Information technology and society" and "Classroom practice".
For further information, please contact the Chair of the Local Organizing Committee:
Prof. Fayez M. Mina
Faculty of Education
Ain Shams University
Dr. Alan Rogerson
22 Violet Grove
Hawthorn, Vic 3122, Australia
ATCM99, December 1999
The Fourth Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics (ACTM99) will be held at the Guangzhou Normal University (China) on December 17-21, 1999. The main theme of the conference is Applications of Technology in Mathematics Research and Teaching for the 21st Century. ATCM'99 will provide an interdisciplinary forum for researchers and teachers in education, mathematics and mathematical sciences, together with researchers and developers of computer technology, to present their results in using computer technology and exchange ideas and information in their latest development. The conference will cover a broad range of topics on the relevancy of technology in mathematical research and teaching. These include but are not limited to: computer-aided teaching in mathematical sciences; computer algebra (systems) in research and teaching; multimedia and distance learning; graphing calculators; mathematical research and teaching using technology; numerical analysis.
Information can be found on the webpage
Second Mediterranean Conference on Mathematics Education, January 2000
The 2nd Mediterranean Conference on Mathematics Education will be held in Nicosia, Cyprus, on January 7-9, 2000. The conference will consist of several sessions covering multiple themes under the general topic of Mathematics Education. Parallel to the conference there will be a Mathematics Festival with activities for students, including a mini Mathematics Olympiad. Official languages of the Conference are Greek and English.
Information can be found at the web page
or by contacting
Mathematics 2000 Festival, January 2000
The Mathematics 2000 Festival is Australia's contribution to World Mathematical Year 2000. An initiative of ASICMI, the Australian Sub-Committee of the International Commission on Mathematical Instruction, with the support of many mathematics-related associations, it will be held 10-14 January 2000 at the University of Melbourne. It aims to celebrate the role and importance of mathematics in society at this significant time. Sessions will portray the fascination of mathematics, outline important trends in mathematics and its uses now and for the future, increase awareness of careers involving mathematics and provide teachers at all levels with a range of up-to-date applications to enrich their teaching during World Mathematical Year. Keynote speakers include Professor Sir Roger Penrose, author of The Emperor's New Mind, creator of the famous Penrose tilings and joint winner with Stephen Hawking of the Wolf Prize for Physics.
The Festival caters for primary, secondary and tertiary teachers, a wide spectrum of professional users of mathematics and statistics, students and interested members of the public. Sessions will also be offered for students from Year 10 and above. Themes of presentations include "Applications of mathematics in the modern world" (e.g. sport, finance, music, computers, engineering; etc), "Teaching mathematics in the twenty-first century", "Mathematical magic, amusements, puzzles, challenges and advances" or "Where is mathematics going in the twenty-first century?". A Mathematics Trail and Festival sessions will feature spaces and structures of mathematical interest in the City of Melbourne. You are invited to present a paper on one of the Festival themes. The conference proceedings will contain two sections, one of which is for refereed papers. Requirements for submitting papers are detailed on the Festival website.
For further information, please visit the Festival website:
Department of Science and Mathematics Education
University of Melbourne
Parkville VICTORIA 3052 Australia
tel: (03) 9344 8553
Alhambra 2000, July 2000
Organized as a satellite activity of the 3rd European Congress of Mathematicians (see below), this joint Mathematical European-Arabic Conference will be held in Granada, Spain, on July 3-7, 2000, and offers an opportunity of a meeting between mathematicians from every European-Arabic culture. Among the themes of the meeting is the History of European and Arabic Mathematics and Mathematicians, which will deal with historical perspectives on contributions of both cultures to the present mathematical knowledge, and also will discuss the state of the more relevant mathematical concepts over the centuries and the way they have evolved. Another tentative theme is Public Mathematics.
For information, contact Ceferino Ruiz (Universidad de Granada) at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website
cem 2000, July 2000
Organized as a satellite activity of the 3rd European Congress of Mathematicians (see below), the Congrés d'Educació Matemàtica (cem 2000), I Jornades d'Educació a Catalunya, will be held in Mataró, Spain, on July 3-5 or 5-7, 2000. This meeting is organized by the Federació d'Entitats per a l'Ensenyament de les Matemàtiques (FEEMCAT). More information can be obtained from Xavier Vilella (FEEMCAT) at email@example.com.
Third European Congress of Mathematics, July 2000
The Third European Congress of Mathematics (3ecm) will be held in Barcelona, Spain, 10-14 July, 2000. Information can be obtained by contacting the congress Secretariat at the address
Societat Catalana de Matemàtiques
Institut dEstudis Catalans
Carrer del Carme, 47
E-08001 Barcelona, SPAIN
fax: +34 93 270 11 80
or by visiting the websites
Fourth International DERIVE / TI-92 / TI-89 Conference, July 2000
The 4th International DERIVE / TI-92 / TI-89 Conference will be held July 12-15, 2000 in Liverpool, UK. Information can be obtained from
EM 2000, July 2000
On the occasion of the World Mathematical Year 2000, the French Sub-commission for ICMI (Commission française pour lenseignement des mathématiques) announces the symposium EM 2000 (Espace Mathématique 2000) to be held in Grenoble (France) from July 15 to 17, 2000, on the theme Lenseignement des mathématiques dans les pays francophones au XXe siècle et ses perspectives pour le début du XXIe siècle. This meeting has been recognized as an ICMI Regional Conference. Participation is especially solicited from all francophone countries and countries where French is related, at least partially, to mathematics education.
An international program committee has identified ten sub-themes for the conference, dealing among others with issues such as pedagogical methods, assessment, evolution of curricula in the 20th century, integration of young teachers in the school reality, mathematical games and competitions, the relationship between mathematics and informatics, mathematics and others disciplines or mathematics as a lifelong cultural element.
Further information can be obtained on the website
or by contacting the Chair of the program committee,
Written material should be sent to
30 avenue Marcelin Berthelot
38100 Grenoble, France
ICME-9, July-August 2000
The 9th International Congress on Mathematical Education, ICME-9, is going to be held 31 July - 6 August 2000, at the Nippon Convention Center, Makuhari, and at the Chiba Institute of Technology. These sites are located between the center of Tokyo and Tokyo International Airport (Narita). Further information can be found in the paper An Interim Announcement of ICME-9 appearing on pp. 24-31 of this Bulletin and written by Hiroshi Fujita, President of the National Organizing Committee for ICME-9 and Chair of the International Program Committee. One can also consult the website