As a follow-up of the first two DELTA conferences, in Brisbane in 1997 and Laguna Quays in 1999 (Australia), the Third Southern Hemisphere Symposium on Undergraduate Mathematics Teaching is taking place July 1-5, 2001, in the natural surroundings of the Berg-en-Dal camp in the Kruger National Park in South Africa.
The conference is organised by SAMERN (The South African Mathematics Education Reform Network), the AMU (African Mathematical Union) and the International DELTA committee. The contact person is Johann Engelbrecht. Interest in attending can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The conference website can be viewed at http://science.up.ac.za/delta01
or can also be accessed from the general Delta website at http://www.sci.usq.edu.au/delta99/
BCME-5, July 2001
Just a few days before the PME conference in Utrecht, the Fifth British Congress of Mathematics Education (BCME-5) is taking place at Keele University, Staffordshire, England, from July 5-7, 2001. The theme for the conference is "Removing Boundaries" and the programme includes plenaries by Hyman Bass and Deborah Ball and by Terezinha Nunes, along with a plenary panel on popularisation of mathematics.
More details can be found on the website http://www.bcme.org.uk/.
PME 25, July 2001
The 25th Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME) is being held in Utrecht, The Netherlands, from July 12 to 17, 2001. PME 25 is organized by the Freudenthal Institute, which is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of Utrecht University. The Conference Chair is Marja van den Heuvel-Panhuizen (email@example.com).
Information on the PME 25 conference can be accessed at the website http://www.fi.uu.nl/pme25/psi
PSI, July 2001
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of PME, following the PME 25 conference in Utrecht, the Freudenthal Institute organizes a summer institute on 18-20 July 2001. The topic of the Pme 25 Summer Institute (PSI) is the theory and practice of Realistic Mathematics Education (RME). Various topics will be addressed, such as: the teaching and learning of algebra; number and geometry; assessment; the use of technology; the role of practice. More information on the PME 25 conference and on the PSI is available at the website http://www.fi.uu.nl/pme25/psiCIEAEM53, July 2001
The International Commission for the Study and Improvement of Mathematics Education (CIEAEM - Commission internationale pour l'étude et l'amélioration de l'enseignement des mathématiques) is holding its 53rd conference on the theme "Mathematical literacy in the digital era - research, teacher education and classroom practice aimed at a mathematics education for all" from July 21 to 27, 2001 in Verbania, Italy, in the beautiful garden landscape of the Lake Maggiore in Northern Italy.
More information is available on the website http://www.dm.unito.it/cieaem53/index.html
or via the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org.ICTMA-10, July 2001
The Tenth International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematical Modelling and Applications (ICTMA-10) is being held in Beijing, China from July 29 to August 2, 2001. English is the only official conference language. The theme of the Conference is "Modelling, Applications and Mathematics Education".
Information is available at the website http://www.csiam.edu.cn/ictma10
or by contacting the Chair of the Local Organizing Committee:
The Fifth International Conference on Technology in Mathematics Teaching (ICTMT 5) is being held at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria, on August 6-9, 2001. This conference is in sequel to other held at Birmingham (1993), Edinburgh (1995), Koblenz (1997) and Plymouth (1999). The ICTMT conferences aim at bringing together classroom practitioners, curriculum designers, mathematics education researchers and educational software designers, all of them sharing an interest to improve the quality of teaching and learning by effective use of technology. The level of education comprises schools, colleges, and universities. Subjects of interest are: mathematics; related subjects using mathematical models; applications of mathematics in industry and commerce.
More information on ICTMT 5 is accessible on the website http://www2.ifi.uni-klu.ac.at/ictmt5/International Conference on Mathematics Education, August 2001
The Northeast Normal University of China, Changung, China, is hosting an international conference on mathematics education from August 16-22, 2001. The conference focus is on the following areas: (1) Reform of mathematics curriculum in elementary and secondary schools; (2) Teaching mathematics in elementary and secondary schools - pedagogy; (3) The use of technology in teaching mathematics; (4) Pre- and in-service teacher training; (5) Normal education - theory and practice. English is the official language of the conference.
Information is available from the Conference Secretariat:
Northeast Normal University
138 Renmin Street
Changchun, Jilin Province
Mathematics Education into the 21st Century, August 2001
The Mathematics Education into the 21st Century Project, in cooperation with the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers, the Third World Forum and the Hong Kong Institute of Education, announces an international conference on the theme "New Ideas in Mathematics Education". This conference is in sequel to two conferences organized by the Project in Egypt (November 1999) and in Jordan (November 2000) and is being held in Palm Cove, Tropical North Queensland, Australia, August 19-24, 2001.
The Mathematics Education Into the 21st Century Project is coordinated by Dr. Alan Rogerson (Australia) and Professor Fayez Mina (Egypt). For further information, contact
Dr. Alan Rogerson
Mathematics Education Into the 21st Century Project
ul Listopadowa 1/45
60-153 Poznan, Poland
Symposium on Elementary Mathematics Teaching, August 2001
The sixth bi-annual conference on Elementary Mathematics Teaching (SEMT 01) is being held from August 26 - 31, 2001 in Prague. The programme focuses on the teaching of mathematics to children 6-11 years old. The general theme of SEMT 01 is "What is meant by the competence and confidence of people involved in the teaching of elementary mathematics?"
Further information is available on the website http://www.pedf.cuni.cz/k_mdm/index.htm or by contacting the Organizing Committee at the address
Faculty of Education
Dept. of Mathematics and Mathematical Education
M.D. Rettigove 4
116 39 Praha 1
The contact person is Jarmila Novotna (email@example.com).
ICMI Twelfth Study: "The Future of the Teaching and Learning of Algebra", December 2001
The Study Conference for the Twelfth ICMI Study is being held at the University of Melbourne, Australia, on December 10 to 14, 2001. The theme of the Study is "The future of the teaching and learning of algebra". The Discussion Document for this Study has appeared in the June 2000 issue of the ICMI Bulletin (No 48), pp. 6-13, as well as in L'Enseignement Mathématique, 46 (2000) pp. 209-217, in Educational Studies in Mathematics, 42 (2000) pp. 215-224, and elsewhere.
Information on this ICMI Study can be obtained on the Study website http://www.edfac.unimelb.edu.au/DSME/icmi-algebra/
or by contacting the Study Secretary
Dr Helen Chick
Department of Science and Mathematics Education
University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010, Australia
10th Annual SAARMSTE Conference, January 2002
The Tenth Annual Conference of the Southern African Association for Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education (SAARMSTE - formerly SAARMSE) is being held at the University of Natal (Durban) from the 22nd to 26th January 2002. The objectives of the Conference are: to serve as a forum for critical debate of research conducted (or in progress) in the field of science, mathematics and technology education; to examine and reflect on the state of science, mathematics and technology education in the Southern African region; and to examine and reflect about SAARMSTE as an organisation. The conference consists of various types of presentations: Plenary Sessions, Long Papers, Short Papers, Guided Poster Session, Research Training Workshops, Round Table Discussion, Symposia and Workshops.
More information can be obtained from the Conference Secretariat at :
University of Natal
Graduate School of Business Building
Durban, 4041 South Africa
Telephone: 27 (31) 260 1607 or 260 1584
Fax: 27 (31) 260 1606
MES 3, April 2002
The Third International Conference on Mathematics Education and Society will be held in Helsingør, Denmark, from the 2nd to 7th of April 2002. The Conference is promoted by the Centre for Research in Learning Mathematics, a co-operation centre between Aalborg University, the Danish University of Education, and Roskilde University, and is in sequel to two conferences organised in Nottingham, UK (September 1998) and Montechoro, Portugal (March 2000).
The main objective of the MES 3 Conference is to provide an opportunity for sharing ideas, perspectives and reflections concerning the social, political, cultural and ethical dimensions of mathematics education and mathematics education research in the world present societies. Education is becoming more and more politicised throughout the world and mathematics education is a key discipline in the politics of education. There is thus a need for a discussing widely the social, cultural and political dimensions of mathematics education; for disseminating research that explores those dimensions; for addressing methodological issues of that type of research; for planning international co-operation in the area; and for developing a strong research community interested in this view on mathematics education. The MES 3 Conference aims to bring together mathematics educators from around the world to provide such a forum as well as to offer a platform on which to built future collaborative activity.
The program of the Conference will be built around the following issues: 'Minorities' and mathematics education: integration or isolation? Mathematics education reforms: content or context? Technology in mathematics education: inclusion or exclusion? Research and practice: reflection or change?
All information considering the academic aspects of the conference can be provided by the main contact to the Local Organising Committee:
The Danish University of Education
101 Emdrupvej, DK - 2400 NV, Copenhagen, Denmark
Tel. +45 39696633 or 39663232 ext. 2681
Fax +45 39696626
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
For all information having to do with the formalities of registration (payments and expedition of receipts), please contact:
The web site for the MES 3 Conference is: http://www.congress-consult.com/mes3
CASTME Europe Conference, April 2002
The Commonwealth Association of Science, Technology and Mathematics Educators (CASTME) announces a conference on the theme "Linking Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, and their Social Relevance", to be held in Malta from April 11 to 14, 2002.
The conference seeks to explore links between science, mathematics and the technologies within formal and non-formal educational opportunities, and across the stages of education. Science, mathematics and technology are often taught in isolation and the skills and knowledge of one area are rarely applied to the other subjects. Yet many concepts are common to all these subjects. The conference will highlight the social context and social relevance of these subjects, and explore the potential of involving out of school sites for learning within local communities.
Further information can be obtained from
Faculty of Education, University of Malta
Science, Mathematics and Technical Education, May 2002
The Department of Science and Mathematics Education of the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, will hold its 7th Annual International Conference on Science, Mathematics and Technical Education on May 20-23, 2002. Each of the annual Conferences has not only attracted internationally recognised scholars, including outstanding keynote speakers, but also a significant number of schoolteachers. The Conference books published in association with the annual Conferences have provided unique commentaries on SMT education in the Southeast Asia region. As such, they are recognised as an invaluable resource for scholars interested in developing global perspectives on SMT education.
The theme of the 2002 Conference is "Technology and Realities in Science, Mathematics and Technical Education". The Programme will consist of plenary addresses, paper sessions, workshops, forums, and cultural visits and exchanges. Papers exploring issues in science, mathematics and technical (SMT) education in relation to the following aspects of SMT realities would be especially welcomed: Curriculum perspectives; Pedagogical perspectives; Assessment perspectives; Equity and social justice; SE Asian perspectives. The language of the Conference will be English.
Please direct any enquiries to:
Conference Secretary (Mr Peter Achleitner)
Department of Science and Mathematics Education
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education
Universiti Brunei Darussalam
Jalan Tungku Link, Gadong BE1410
Negara Brunei Darussalam
Tel: +6732 249 001 extension 1535
Fax: +6732 249 003
Further information is available at http://www.ubd.edu.bn/Conferences/trsmte/index.htm
People who intend to attend the second ICMI-EARCOME (East Asia Regional Conference on Mathematics Education) and the Ninth Southeast Asian Conference on Mathematics Education or SEACME 9 in Singapore, May 27-31, 2002, are encouraged to attend the Brunei Conference also.
EARCOME 2002 - SEACME 9, May 2002
The second ICMI-EARCOME (East Asia Regional Conference on Mathematics Education) is to be held in Singapore in on May 27-31, 2002. The conference is organised by an International Programme Committee and will be hosted by the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and the Association of Mathematics Educators, Singapore. EARCOME 2002 is also be designated as the Ninth Southeast Asian Conference on Mathematics Education or SEACME 9.
EARCOME 2002 combines two conferences in two separate series of conferences in the East Asia region. The First East Asian Regional Conference on Mathematics Education (EARCOME) was held in Korea in 1998. Two earlier East Asian conferences held before EARCOME were the ICMI-China Regional Conferences on Mathematics Education, Beijing (1991) and Shanghai (1994). The SEACME series has a longer history and the conferences are held triennially, in Manila (1978), Kuala Lumpur(1981), Haad Yai (1984), Singapore (1987), Brunei (1990), Surabaya (1993), Hanoi (1996) and Manila (1999).
The theme of the conference, "Mathematics Education for a Knowledge-Based Era", will be explored through four principal areas: assessment, technology, teacher education and curriculum. It is anticipated that papers will address the conference theme, reflecting upon issues, concerns and consideration appropriate to mathematics teaching and learning at primary, secondary and post-secondary levels. We must acknowledge the extraordinary and accelerating rate of change that is occurring in our knowledge-based era. Much of this change is dominated by quantitative information and the means used to communicate this information. As educators,
How can we adjust to the requirements of new knowledge, tools, ways of doing and communicating mathematics, and so on? How do we make adjustments to include support for learners with a host of diverse needs? How can the needs of learners be addressed to meet the demands of a rapidly changing world?
Researchers, policy makers, mathematics educators and teachers are invited to share their knowledge at the first ICMI-EARCOME conference of the twenty-first century.
The three 90-minute plenary lectures will be given by Lin Fou-Lin (Taiwan) on Teacher Education, Lim-Teo Suat Khoh (Singapore) on Curriculum Development, and Simon See (Sun Microsystems) on Information Technology. There will be a 90-minute plenary symposium on assessment chaired by Wong Khoon Yong (Singapore) with Kaye Stacey (Australia), Marja van den Heuvel-Panhuizen (Holland) and Toshiakira Fuji (Japan) as invited participants.
Contact can be established through the Chair of the International Programme Committee
LIM-TEO, Suat Khoh email@example.com
or the Chair of the Local Organising Committee
NG, Swee Fong firstname.lastname@example.org
Both can also be reached at the address
Mathematics and Mathematics Education Academic Group
National Institute of Education
1, Nanyang Walk
The website of the congress is located at http://math.nie.edu.sg/earcome/
7th COMHISMA, May 2002
The Seventh Maghrebian Symposium on the History of Arabic Mathematics (7th COMHISMA - 7e Colloque Maghrébin sur l'Histoire des Mathématiques Arabes) will be held at the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) of Marrakech, Morocco, from May 30th to June 2nd, 2002. The symposium is organised by the Groupe de Recherche en Didactique de l'Informatique et des Mathématiques (GREDIM) at the ENS and is in sequel to other symposia previously organised in the Maghreb: Algeria (1986), Tunisia (1988), Algeria (1990), Morocco (1992), Tunisia (1992) and Algeria (2000).
The COMHISMA meetings have always been a space to reinforce the interest for the history of Arabic mathematics as a fundamental phase in the general history of mathematics by considering issues such as: the discovery, the edition and translation of the important manuscripts; the enhancement of the relation between mathematics and the social and religious needs of the society; the identification of the math teaching traditions in the Arabo-Islamic civilization; the enhancement of the links between mathematics and the other domains of knowledge; the highlighting of the contribution of the Moslem west, the Maghreb and the Andalus, in the mathematical building. On the other hand, in addition to the scientific results, these meetings contribute to the awareness of the educational role of the history of mathematics. In order to reinforce this tendency, the Organizing Committee has introduced in this 7th symposium a session on the use of the history of mathematics in the teaching and learning of mathematics. This session will be devoted to issues such as the role of the history of mathematics in a pedagogical setting; the place of history of mathematics in the preparation of teachers; connections with aspects such as 'analysis of concepts' or problem solving; the relation between history of mathematics and research in didactics.
The languages of the symposium are Arabic, French and English.
For registration and information, please contact
Ezzaim Laabid or Abdellah El Idrissi,
École Normale Supérieure
B.P 2400, Marrakech, Morocco
Tel.: 212 (0) 44 34 01 25
Fax : 212 (0) 44 34 22 87
or visit the website www.ensma.ac.ma/comhisma
ICTME 2002, June 2002
An International Conference on Trends in Mathematics Education (ICTME 2002) will take place at the Lebanese American University, in Beirut, Lebanon, from June 26-28, 2002. This conference is in sequel to the International Conference on Technology in Mathematics Education which was held at the same place in July 2000. For more information contact May Abboud (email@example.com) or
Lebanese American University
P.O. Box: 13 - 5058
Beirut - Lebanon
Second International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics at the Undergraduate Level, July 2002
The Second International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematics (at the undergraduate level) will be held in Chersonisos, Crete, Greece, from 1-6 July 2002. The Conference aims to bring together University teachers of mathematics committed to introducing innovative teaching methods and researchers in mathematics education. The conference plenary talks, panels, paper presentations and workshops will be centred around the following themes:
EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH: Results of current research in mathematics education and the assessment of student learning. Access and equity.
TECHNOLOGY: Effective integration of computing technology (Calculators, Computer Algebra Systems, WWW resources) into the undergraduate curriculum.
INNOVATIVE TEACHING METHODS: Innovative ways of teaching undergraduate mathematics, such as co-operative and collaborative teaching. Writing in mathematics; laboratory courses.
CURRICULA INNOVATIONS: Revisions of specific courses and assessment of the results. History of mathematics; innovative applications; project driven curricula.
PREPARATION OF TEACHERS: Trends in teacher education. In-service teacher training. Changing needs of teachers.
MATHEMATICS AND OTHER DISCIPLINES: The effects of changes in the teaching of mathematics on other fields and vice versa. The needs of client disciplines; interdisciplinary courses.
DISTANCE LEARNING: Distance learning technologies (networking, tele-education) for teaching and learning mathematics. Current hardware and software delivery media; educational materials. Visions for the future.
The invited speakers will be: Hyman Bass and Deborah Ball (USA), Jean-Pierre Bourguignon (France), Miguel de Guzmán (Spain). Oh Nam Kwon (Korea), Joanna Mamona-Downs (Greece), Verdiana Masanja (Tanzania), Alan H. Schoenfeld (USA), Man Keung Siu (China), Dave Smith (USA) and Tosun Terzioglu (Turkey).
The organisers of the Conference are Ignatios Vakalis (Capital University, USA, chair), Deborah Hughes Hallet (University of Arizona, USA), Christos Kourouniotis (University of Crete, Greece) and Constantinos Tzanakis (University of Crete, Greece).
More information can be found on the web http://www.math.uoc.gr/~ictm2
MERGA 25, July 2002
The Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) will hold its 25th Annual Conference at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, on 7-10 July 2002. The general theme of this anniversary conference is "Mathematics education in the South Pacific".
MERGA is an international body which provides a voice in primary, secondary and tertiary mathematics education matters, and which aims to encourage and promote quality research in these areas. MERGA also seeks means of implementing research findings at all decision levels concerning the teaching of mathematics and the preparation of mathematics teachers.
The keynote speakers at MERGA 25 are Colette Laborde (France), Gill Thomas (New Zealand), Mary Jane Schmitt (USA) and Karoline Afamasaga-Fuatai (Samoa).
Inquiries about the programme should be directed to
Dr Mike Thomas, MERGA 25 Convenor
Department of Mathematics, The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
Tel.: +64 9 3737599 ext 8791
Fax: +64 9 3737457
Further details and updates can be accessed on the website www.math.auckland.ac.nz/MERGA25
ICOTS-6, July 2002
The International Association for Statistical Education (IASE) and the International Statistical Institute (ISI) are organizing the Sixth International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS-6) which will be hosted by the South African Statistical Association (SASA) at the International Convention Centre in Durban, South Africa, from July 7-12, 2002.
The major aim of ICOTS-6 is to provide the opportunity for people from around the world who are involved in statistics education to exchange ideas and experiences, to discuss the latest development in teaching statistics and to expand their network of statistical educators. The Conference will include keynote speakers, invited speakers, contributed papers, workshops and forums demonstration lessons, roundtable sessions, poster sessions, book and software displays, hands-on computer sessions and many opportunities for the communication and exchange of experiences and ideas.
As the Conference theme for ICOTS-6 is "Developing a Statistically Literate Society", special sessions on statistical literacy are planned. These will include keynote presentations on statistical literacy and sessions and discussions of the role of statistics in a number of everyday contexts.
The themes of ICOTS-6 include: (1) Statistics Literacy; (2) Statistics Education at the School Level; (3) Statistics Education at the Post Secondary Level; (4) Statistics Education/Training and the Workplace; (5) Statistics Education and the Wider Society; (6) Research in Statistics Education; (7) Technology in Statistics Education; (8) Other Determinants and Developments in Statistics Education; (9) An International Perspective on Statistics Education. There will be sessions for contributed Papers
The topics of invited paper sessions, the names and addresses of Sessions Organizers, and the rules and guidelines for organisers of invited paper sessions are now available on the ICOTS-6 IPC website at http://www.beeri.org.il/icots6/.
For more information please contact:
Chair of the International Programme Committee (IPC)
IPC Scientific Secretary
Chair of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC)
The website of the ICOTS-6 LOC is located at
VISIT-ME-2002, July 2002
VISIT-ME-2002, the "Vienna International Symposium on Integrating Technology into Mathematics Education", will be held 10-13 July 2002 in Vienna, Austria. This conference, organised by ACDCA (Austrian Center for Didactics of Computer Algebra) in co-operation with the Institute of Mathematics of the University of Vienna. will combine the 7th ACDCA Summer Academy and the 5th International Derive & TI-89/92 Conference. More details can be found on the website http://www.kutzler.com/visit-me-2002.htm
IMECT-3, July 2002
IMECT-3, the 3rd International Mathematical Enrichment with Communication Technologies Conference will be held at the University of Cambridge, UK, on July 11-13, 2002. Bringing together university mathematicians, education researchers, science communicators and practising classroom teachers, this three-day conference will be structured as a mix of plenary keynote presentations and streamed breakout sessions involving hands-on workshops, practical presentations and discussion groups. Includes: Mathematical enrichment activities; Hands-on graphic calculators workshops; Hands-on computer workshops; Exploring the Internet; Use of interactive whiteboards to teach mathematics; Computer based activities for the mathematics classroom; Using live video-conferencing in teaching mathematics; Professional development; Catering for the gifted and talented child.
For further information visit the conference website: http://mmp.maths.org/events/IMECT.html
CIEAEM54, July 2002
The International Commission for the Study and Improvement of Mathematics Education (CIEAEM - Commission internationale pour l'étude et l'amélioration de l'enseignement des mathématiques) is holding its 54th conference on the theme " A challenge for mathematics education: To reconcile commonalities with differences" from July 13 to 19, 2002 in Catalunya, Spain. The conference is organised by the Department of Mathematics of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and the department of Didactics of Science and Mathematics of the University of Barcelona (UB) and will be held at the Polytechnic Center in Vilanova i la Geltrú, near Barcelona.
Any communication concerning the CIEAEM 54 Conference should be sent to the Conference Secretariat, at the following address:
CIEAEM 54 Secretariat
Didactics of Science and Maths Education
Universitat de Barcelona
Pg Vall d'Hebron 171- Llevant 159
Fax: +34 934035013
The main information is available at http://www.upc.es/info/cieaem54
Creativity in Mathematics Education and the Education of Gifted Students, July 2002
An international conference on "Creativity in Mathematics Education and the Education of Gifted Students" will be held in Riga, Latvia, on July 15-19, 2002. The conference will focus on the impact of teaching and learning activities for gifted students in mathematics, on mathematics competitions, and on ways to further creativity in mathematics education.
PME 26, July 2002
The 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME), an Affiliated Study Group of ICMI, will be held in Norwich, UK, at the campus of the University of East Anglia, from July 21 to 26, 2002. More information can be obtained from the Conference Chair: Anne Cockburn (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The first announcement can be downloaded from the conference website at http://www.uea.ac.uk/edu/pme26
Any communication concerning the PME26 Conference has to be sent to the Conference Secretariat, at the following address:
PME26 Conference Secretariat
School of Education and Professional Development
University of East Anglia
Norwich NR4 7TJ UK
Tel: + 44 1603 592644
Fax: + 44 1603 593446 (as a last resort only - also please do not write, but type!)
MECHM, July 2002
The Third international conference on Mathematics Education and Cultural History of Mathematics in this Information-Oriented Society (MECHM), sponsored by Mathematics Education Society of Japan, will be held at the Bukkyo University, Kyoto, Japan, on July 24-27, 2002.
Starting in 1986, scholars in China, Japan, America, Germany and France, have exchanged studies at the Five Nations Conference on Mathematics Education, and at the International Conference on the Cultural History of Mathematics. Since 1998, these two international conferences have been held together. The 1st Conference was held at Beijing Normal University in China, 1998 and the 2nd, at Beijing Academy of Educational Sciences in China, 2000.
The Conference will deal specifically with the following issues: Research on mathematics education at university, secondary school, primary school and kindergarten; Research on "cultural history of mathematics" and "history of mathematics"; Research on educational role of informatics. Two special activities will also be organised, one celebrating the 80th birthday of Prof. Yokochi Kiyoshi and the other being a forum on recent education in China. The Conference Chairman is Prof. Hiroshi Fujita (Tokai University, Japan) and the Organising Committee is chaired by Prof. Suzuki Masahiko (Osaka Kyoiku University, Japan).
More information can be obtained from the Secretary of the Organising Committee:
Prof. Moriya Seiji
Kyoto University of Education
Kyoto 612-8522 JAPAN
or by visiting the website http://wwwsoc.nii.ac.jp/mes/first-announcement.html
II-ICEM, August 2002
The Second International Congress of Ethnomathematics (II-ICEM) will be held from 4 to 7 August 2002 in Ouro Preto, one of the most important historic cities in Brazil. The congress is hosted and organised by the Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP). The International Program Committee (IPC) is chaired by Ubiratan D´Ambrosio (Brazil) and the National Organizing Committee by Eduardo Sebastiani Ferreira (UFOP, Brazil).
The official languages of the Congress are Portuguese and English. The plenary lectures and roundtables will be simultaneously interpreted into these languages. Proposal for posters must be sent to the Organizing Committee by 30 March 2002.
WFNMC4, August 2002
The Fourth Conference of the World Federation of National Mathematics Competitions (WFNMC), an Affiliated Study Group of ICMI, is to be held in Melbourne, Australia, from 4 to 11 August 2002. WFNMC organises an international conference every four years, the previous conferences having been held in Waterloo, Canada (1990), Pravetz, Bulgaria (1994) and Zhong Shan, China (1998).
The keynote speakers include John Conway (USA), David Coulson (Australia) jointly with Alexander Soifer (USA), André and Jean-Christophe Deledicq (France), Robert Geretschläger (Austria), Petar Kenderov (Bulgaria), Andy Liu (Canada), Kaye Stacey (Australia) and Anne Street (Australia). It is expected that each speaker will talk on a topic of general mathematical or problem solving interest, with the exception that Petar Kenderov will present an overview (state of the nation) of the WFNMC.
Each participant will be asked to give a short presentation of his/her favourite problem (not necessarily of their own composition) of recent years. It is planned to have the participants receive a copy of the problems and solutions in advance so that the focus of these sessions can be on interesting aspects of the problem, such as the creation of the problem, student reaction to and performance on the problem and interesting aspects of the solutions. It is expected that there will be three parallel sessions, relating to the three competition levels: National level; Senior Inclusive (broad standard range) year 10 or higher; and Junior Inclusive up to Year 9.
There are six special topic areas (with their convenors): Geometry (Ali Rejali, Iran); Research related to competitions (Maria Falk DeLosada, Colombia); The creation of Olympiad Problems (Robert Gertschläger, Austria); Inclusive Competitions - e.g. Canadian, Australian, Kangourou - (Ron Scoins, Canada); The Involvement of Teachers in Competitions and the Role of Competitions in Mathematical Education (Tony Gardiner, UK); and Informatics (David Clark, Australia).
More information can be obtained by accessing the website http://www.amt.canberra.edu.au/wfnmc4.html
ICM 2002 Satellite Conference on Mathematics Education, August 2002
Organised as a satellite activity of the International Congress of Mathematicians (see below), an International Conference on Mathematics Education will be held at Tibet University, Lhasa, Tibet, China, on August 12-17, 2002. The objectives of the Conference are to exchange experiences, to discuss issues arising from international mathematics education and to discuss new models of mathematics education in the 21st century. The Conference will focus on Mathematics Education in the University and on Mathematics Education in different cultures and different nationalities.
The International Academic Committee is chaired by Jianpan Wang (East China Normal University, China) and the Local Organising Committee is chaired by Qinghui Liu (Tibet University, China).
Participation is limited to 100 people and any Chinese or foreign expert who has made contributions to mathematics education is invited to register for the conference. As the attendance is limited, please contact the conference organisers as soon as possible. Abstracts of presentations should be sent by March 31, 2002.
The Conference languages are English and Chinese. The altitude of Lhasa City is 3700 meter.
For more information, please contact
Mr. Yutian Fei or Mr. Yubing Lou
Department of Mathematics
Tibet University, Lhasa, Tibet, 850000, China
Mrs. Binyan Xu
Institute of Curriculum and Instruction
East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China
The conference website can be accessed at http://www.utibet.edu.cn or http://www.math.ecnu.edu.cn/meeting/Conference.htm
or through the ICM 2002 website http://www.icm2002.org.cn/
ICM 2002, August 2002
The next International Congress of Mathematicians (ICM), held under the auspices of the International Mathematical Union (IMU), will take place in Beijing (China) on August 20-28, 2002. As with the last ICMs, one of the sections of the scientific program will be devoted to the theme "Mathematics Education and Popularization of Mathematics".
Information can be obtained from the Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee of ICM 2002, Professor Ma Zhi-Ming (email@example.com) or by visiting the website
Mathematics Education Into the 21st Century, September 2002
The Mathematics Education Into the 21st Century Project is organising an international conference with the title "The Humanistic Renaissance in Mathematics Education". It will be held at Citta del Mare Hotel, on the coast half way between Palermo airport and the city of Palermo, Italy, from Friday evening, September 20th to midday Wednesday, September 25th, 2002. This follows similar international conferences held in Egypt (1999), Jordan (2000), Poland and Australia (2001).
The Mathematics Education Into the 21st Century Project is coordinated by Dr. Alan Rogerson (Australia) and Professor Fayez Mina (Egypt). For a copy of the First Announcement, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
ICMI Thirteenth Study: "Mathematics Education in Different Cultural Traditions: A Comparative Study of East Asia and the West", October 2002
The Study Conference for the Thirteenth ICMI Study will be held at the University of Hong Kong on October 20-25, 2002. The theme of the Study is "Mathematics Education in Different Cultural Traditions: A Comparative Study of East Asia and the West". The Discussion Document for this Study has appeared in the ICMI Bulletin (December 2000, No. 49, pp. 16-33) and elsewhere.
Information on this ICMI Study can be obtained on the Study website http://www.inf.fu-berlin.de/icmics
or by contacting the Study co-chairs
Prof. Dr. Klaus-D. Graf
Freie Universitaet Berlin, Institut für Informatik
Takustr. 9, 14195 Berlin, Germany
Tel: ++49 30 838 75 145/100
Fax: ++49 30 838 75 109
Dr. Frederick K.S. Leung
Dean, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
Tel: ++852 2859 2355
Fax: ++852 2517 0075
3rd Mediterranean Conference on Mathematics Education, January 2003
The Third Mediterranean Conference on Mathematics Education will be held in Athens on January 3-5, 2003. This conference with an international participation is organised jointly by the Hellenic Mathematical Society and the Cyprus Mathematical Society and follows successful first and second Mediterranean Conferences organised in Cyprus during January 1997 and January 2000 respectively.
The conference will consist of several sessions covering multiple themes: Mathematics in the Modern World, Mathematics and Didactics, Mathematics and Life, Mathematics and Society. Parallel to the conference there will be a Mathematics Education Exhibition. The official language of the conference is English.
Educators and researchers interested in attending the conference (with or without a paper) should send a message with full address, fax and e-mail to the organising committee at
Hellenic Mathematical Society
Cyprus Mathematical Society
All expressions of interest should be sent before March 31, 2002. The deadline for full papers is September 15, 2002. Further announcements and details will be sent to those responding to this call.
Details on the conference can be found on the websites www.hms.gr or www.cms.org.cy
World Conference on Science and Technology Education, April 2003
The International Council of Associations for Science Education (ICASE) announces that the 2003 World Conference on Science and Technology Education will be held in Penang, Malaysia, on April 7-11, 2003, under the theme "Increasing the Relevance of Science and Technology Education for All in the 21st Century". The emphasis of the conference will be on discussions between the various educational and scientific professionals present to identify ways in which relevance science and technology courses and approaches can be popular and appropriate for all.
The World Conference will build on the ideas established in the Forum on Scientific and Technological Literacy, held at UNESCO, Paris, in 1993 and on the concerns of scientists as expressed in the Word Conference on Science, held in Budapest, in 1999. English is the official language of the Conference.
To enhance greater interaction between policy makers, curriculum developers, scientists, industrialists, teacher educators and teachers (both primary and secondary) involved in shaping the goals and directions of science and technology education, this conference wishes to recognise, and cater for, 'teams', involving combinations of such persons from a country/state/region, participating as a group, and willing to take the lead in encouraging follow-up action in their own country.
For information, please contact
Mr Tan Khun,
Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah
11700 Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia
or visit the website
ICASE is an international umbrella organisation established in 1973 whose main objective is to extend and enhance the quality of formal and non-formal science and technology education for all, with particular reference to the children and youth of the world, and to provide and support activities and opportunities to that end. ICASE links national and regional science teacher associations (or associations of teachers for the separate sciences) and other societies, institutions, universities, foundations and companies interested in the promotion of science and technology education at the primary and secondary level. It has official relations with UNESCO.
PME 27, July 2003
The 27th Annual Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME), an Affiliated Study Group of ICMI, will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, at the campus of the University of Hawaii, from July 15th to July 20th, 2003. More information can be obtained by visiting the PME website http://igpme.tripod.com/
ICTMA-11, July 2003
The Eleventh International Conference on the Teaching of Mathematical Modelling and Applications (ICTMA-11) will be held at Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (U.S.A.) on July 27-31, 2003. Those wishing to receive future e-mail announcements of the conference should contact the ICTMA-11 Conference Organisers at email@example.com
Updated information will be posted on the Conference website http://mscs.mu.edu /~sue/ICTMA/ictma_11.html
The International Community of Teachers of Modelling and Applications (ICTMA) is a membership organisation that exists to promote Applications and Modelling (A&M) in all areas of mathematics education - primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities. Information about ICTMA can be found on the 'Community' homepage http://www.infj.ulst.ac.uk/ictma
ICME-10, July 2004
The Tenth International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-10) will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, from July 4 to 11, 2004. While ICME-10 will be in accordance with the principles established by the ICME tradition, a distinctive flavour is the fact that it is being organised in close cooperation among the Nordic countries - Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. To emphasise this Nordic flavour, a special Nordic Contact Committee has been formed to support collaboration in the planning process. This Committee is chaired by Prof. Gerd Brandell, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden (Gerd.Brandell@sm.luth.se).
The International Programme Committee of ICME-10, appointed by ICMI, is chaired by Prof. Mogens Niss, Roskilde University, Denmark (firstname.lastname@example.org). The members of the IPC are listed in the ICMI Bulletin No. 49, December 2000, pp. 12-13.
The Local Organising Committee of ICME-10, chaired by Prof. Morten Blomhøj of Roskilde University, Denmark (email@example.com), aims at making ICME-10 a truly wide-spanning gathering for researchers and teachers from all parts of the world. To help endure this, it is intended to keep the registration fee at its customary level and to provide lodging options for all budget levels.
Information about various aspects of the organisation of ICME-10 can be accessed on the congress website: www.icme-10.dk
It is also possible to sign up on this site for a copy of the first announcement of ICME-10.