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Research and development in the teaching and learning of geometry

B205 and B206 Rooms

Organizing team composition

Aims and Focus

Call for Contributions

Submission Guidelines

Papers and discussion documents

Team chairs:

Fou-Lai Lin (Taiwan)

Alain Kuzniak (France)

Team members:

Gustavo Bermúdez (Uruguay)

Bijan Zangeneh (Iran)

Karen F. Hollebrands (USA)

Aims and Focus

The Group is concerned with the teaching and learning of geometry from pre-school through college and university teaching, including any type of geometry, like a non-Euclidean geometry, for example. The Group will incorporate short presentations on, and discussions of, important new trends and developments in research or practice, providing an overview of the current state-of-the-art in geometry teaching and learning, and expositions of outstanding recent contributions to it, as seen from international perspectives.

Though any proposals of relevance to the general focus of the group will be considered, we will be particularly interested in theoretical, empirical, or developmental papers related to the following themes:

1. Curriculum studies and new curriculum implementation.

2. Geometry education and the “real world”: geometrisation and applications.

3. Instrumentation: artefacts, such as computers, and the way they are used.

4. Explanation, argumentation and proof in geometry education.

5. Spatial abilities and geometric reasoning about two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes.

6. Teacher preparation in geometry education.

The issues raised will be considered from the following points of view: historical and epistemological, cognitive and semiotic, educational related to students’ difficulties and related to the design of teaching and curricula.

Call for Contributions

The organizers of the Topic Study Group welcome proposals from both researchers and practitioners and encourage contributions from all countries with different economic contexts and cultural backgrounds. Reflecting the diversity of the contributions is a major concern of the group organizers.

The submitted contributions will be reviewed by the organizing team of the Topic Study Group. The accepted contributions will be published on the ICME website before the congress. During the session, it is expected that the contributors will be available to present and discuss their work with the other group members. Contributors will also be invited to bring copies of accepted papers, including expanded versions.

Submission Guidelines

The first version of submissions can be a short proposal of 3 pages, clearly indicating the aims and the nature of the work, synthesizing its content and results. Authors of accepted submissions will send later a longer version for publication of 7 pages on the Web site of the congress, presenting the aims and the nature of the work, the underlying theoretical frameworks or assumptions, the ways it was carried out or the methods that were used, and provide the results and/or questions coming from the work.

Submissions could report on research work as well as teaching work in classrooms, or on the design of computer environments or of teaching units integrating technology. They also could address theoretical issues by reporting on advances made in the development of theoretical frameworks or approaches.

Sending submissions

Submissions in their short form (3pages) or in their final form (7 pages) should be sent by November 30, 2007 as an email attachment to both chairs of the Topic Study Group at the following addresses:

Alain KUZNIAK and Fou?Lai LIN

Information about acceptance of the submissions with recommendations for the final version will be available by the end of January. Final versions of accepted submissions should be sent by March 31, 2008.

*Scheme for paper presentation

*Final texts should be 7 pages (Times 12, single?spaced lines) and fit 

into an outline of 16 cm x 25 cm. Each submission must:

? be in .doc or .pdf file

? be written in English

? have a title (bold, capital, centered, Times 16)

? indicate below the title, the name of the author(s), affiliation and 

country, email address (centered, Times 14)

? underline the name of the participating author(s)

? include a 200?word abstract (Times 10)

? indicate whether the paper is research or practice oriented

? mention the main theme of the presentation (if possible chosen from 

among the themes listed in the call for contributions).

Papers and discussion documents

Aims and Focus (19.00 KB)

Abstracts and Schedule (92.00 KB)