• ATCM '97, June 1997
  • PME-1997, July 1997
  • ATCM '97, June 1997
  • PME-1997, July 1997
  • CIEAEM 49: The interactions in the mathematics classroom, July 1997
  • International Symposium on DERIVE and the TI-92: Fun in Learning Mathematics, August 1997
  • Justification and Enrolment Problems in Education Involving Mathematics or Physics, August 1997
  • ICTMT-3, September-October 1997
  • International Conference on Mathematical Education, October 1997
  • PME-NA XIX, October 1997
  • IFIP Working Group 3.1. Working Conference, October 1997
  • Teaching in mathematics, July 1998
  • Third International DERIVE and TI-92 Conference, July 1998
  • ICMI-EARCOME 1, August 1998
  • ICM 98, International Congress of Mathematicians, August 1998
  • Third European Congress of Mathematics, July 2000
  • ICME-9, July-August 2000

  • ATCM '97, June 1997

    The Second Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics, focusing on computer technology in mathematical research and teaching, will be held 16- 20 June, 1997, in Penang, Malaysia, organised by School of Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia.

    The conference will provide an interdisciplinary forum where researchers in the fields of mathematics, education, computers and technology, together with teachers can present results and exchange ideas and information. The conference will cover a broad range of topics relevant to the use of technology in mathematics. These topics include: The potential use of technology in teaching and learning of mathematics; Development of user-friendly softwares; Computational mathematics. The programme will include plenary sessions, special sessions, short communications and exhibitions. Selected papers presented at the conferecne will be published in the proceedings.

    For further information, please contact

    Dr. Yahya Abu Hassan, Chair of the Organising Committee
    School of Mathematics
    Universiti Sains Malaysia
    11800 Penang
    Tel: +60 4 6577888 Ext. 3284 or +60 4 8603284
    Fax: +60 4 6570910
    e-mail: ayahya@cs.usm.my>
    Dr. Wei-Chi Chang, Chair of the International Programme Committee
    Department of Mathematics and Statistics
    Radford University,
    Radford University, VA 24142
    Tel: +1 540 831-5232
    Fax: +1 540 831-6452
    e-mail: wyang@runet.edu

    PME-1997, July 1997

    The 1997 annual conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, PME, will be held in Lahti, Finland, 14-19 July 1997.

    The Richard Skemp Memorial Fund of PME has limited funds available to support both academics who find difficulties in attending PME conferences for racial, political, or philosophical reasons, and those from developing countries that are under-represented within the PME. Applications for an allowance from the Travel Fund containing relevant information my be sent to the Executive Secretary, Dr. Joop van Dormolen, Rehov Harofeh 48 Aleph, 34367 Haifa, ISRAEL, before 1 March 1997. Applicants are supposed to play an active part in a Working Group or Discussion Group, or otherwise). PME members may nominate recipients for support from this fund by writing to the Executive Secretary.

    For further information about PME-1997, please contact

    Marja-Liisa Neuvonen, Conference Secretary
    University of Helsinki, Lahti Research and Training Centre
    Kirrkkikatu 16
    SF-15140 Lahti
    tel: +358 3 892 299
    fax: +358 3 892 219
    e-mail: marja-liisa Neuvonen
    http://frodo.helsinki/kongress or ftp://frodo.helsinki.fi

    CIEAEM 49: The interactions in the mathematics classroom, July 1997

    La Commission Internationale pour l'etude et l'Amelioration de l'Enseignement des Mathematiques (CIEAEM) organises its 49th conference on the above-mentioned theme, 24-30 July 1997, at the Escola Superior de Educac o, Instituto Politecnico de Setubal, Portugal. The sub-themes of the conference are 'The interactions among students', 'The teacher's role', 'Task, curriculum materials and problems', 'Images/-views of mathematics', 'The observation and analysis of classroom interactions'.

    The International Programme Committee is chaired by

    Paulo Abrantes,
    Fax: +351 1 750082
    e-mail: epa@cc.fc.ul.pt
    from whom further information can be obtained.

    International Symposium on DERIVE and the TI-92: Fun in Learning Mathematics, August 1997

    The Austrian Centre for Didactics of Computer Algebra organises this conference in Kungsbacka (near Gothenburg) in Sweden, 7-9 August 1997. For further information please contact the chair of the programme committee and local organiser
    David Sjoestrand
    Mejerivaegen 31
    S-539 36 Onsala,
    Tel & Fax: +46 300 641 60
    e-mail: david.sjostrand@edkm.se

    Justification and Enrolment Problems in Education Involving Mathematics or Physics, August 1997

    On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Roskilde University (Denmark), IMFUFA (the Department of Mathematics and Physics and their Functions in Education, Research and Applications) is pleased to invite mathematics and physics educators; scholars and scientists working in areas to which mathematics or physics are essential; representatives of institutions, agencies and organisations of research, industry or commerce; educational administrators, planners, authorities, and politicians; and other interested parties to attend this international conference which is going to be held at IMFUFA, Roskilde University, 22-26 August 1997.

    Mathematics and physics play objectively significant roles in a large number of educational subjects and study programmes in various areas, not only as subjects in their own right but even more, perhaps, as essential components in other subjects and fields of study. Yet, in many places pupils and students have considerable difficulty in finding mathematics and physics relevant, and in coming to grips with their study. Similarly, in many countries students, to a manifest extent, are opting away from tertiary studies in which mathematics or physics form a key component.

    Although national and local conditions and circumstances are undoubtedly important in this context, the problems are clearly international and non-superficial. This implies that attempts to explain or counteract the problems have to rely on in-depth analyses of their scientific, socio-economic, cultural, didactial, philisophical, and pedagogical aspects. The main purpose of the international conference Justification and enrolment problem in education involving mathematics or physics is to elucidate and analyse the problems with respect to these aspects, and to do so from a variety of different perspectives, such as educational sector and level, geography and culture.

    If you are interested in receiving further information about this conference please contact the organisers:

    Jens Hoejgaard Jensen (physics)
    e-mail: jhj@mmf.ruc.dk
    Mogens Niss (mathematics)
    e-mail: mn@mmf.ruc.dk
    or the Conference Secretariat:
    Ms. Karina Larsen,
    IMFUFA, Roskilde University
    P.O. Box 260,
    DK-4000 Roskilde,
    Fax: +45 46755065
    e-mail: kl@mmf.ruc.dk

    ICTMT-3, September-October 1997

    The Third International Conference on Technology in Mathematics Teaching will take place 29 September - 2 October 1997 at the University of Koblenz, Germany. The conference will bring together classroom practitioners, curriculum developers and mathematics education researchers who share a desire to improve the quality of student learning. Main lectures by distinguished speakers will be complemented by a programme of specialist short talks and workshops. There will be an exhibition of books and IT materials. The conference languages are English and German.

    Conference themes include: 'Impact of technology on teaching and learning'; 'Access to education through technology'; 'Technology and assessment'; 'Ways forward - future trends'. Deadline for the submission of abstracts is 30 June 1997. Abstracts should be submitted to Professor Wolfgang Fraunholz, Mathematisches Institut der Universitaet, Rheinau 1, D-56075 Koblenz, Germany.

    For further information about this conference, please contact

    Institut fuer Mediendidaktik der Universitaet in Koblenz,
    Rheinau 1, D-56075 Koblenz,
    Tel: +49 261 9119651
    Fax: +49 261 9119652

    International Conference on Mathematical Education, October 1997

    This conference, which is co-sponsored by Hangzhou Teachers College and California State University at San Marcos, USA, is going to be held in Hangzhou, China, 3-5 days in the middle of October 1997. The exact dates have not yet been decided. The topics for discussion in the conference include: 'continuing education in mathematics', 'middle-school mathematics education', 'university mathematics education', 'modern technology and mathematics education', '"literacy" in mathematics education'. The deadline for the submission of abstracts (not exceeding two pages) to the address below is 31 July.

    For further information, please contact

    Yu, Xiuyuan, Conference Co-Chair
    Hangzhou Teachers College,
    91 Wenyi Road, Hangzhou 310012,
    Tel: +86 571 808 1082 or 808 7339
    Fax : +86 571 808 1082

    PME-NA XIX, October 1997

    Illinois State University is proud to host the 1997 PME-NA (Psychology of Mathematics Education - North America) meeting at Chateau, Bloomington/Normal, Illinois, USA, 18-21 October 1997. A rich and stimulating program is in the planning stages. Tentative program planning features several plenary sessions with a focus on mathematics education research on learning and instruction. Suggestions for other plenary topics and/or speakers are invited.

    At present the planned session formats include research paper sessions, symposia, discussion groups, short oral presentations, and poster sessions. As usual, decisions about acceptance will rely on peer review, which shortens the timeline for proposal subsmission. It is not too early to be thinking about your propossal, which will be due by 27 January, 1997.

    Bloomington/Normal is located in Central Illinois, 125 miles south of Chicago. Weather in October will be moderate with trees and fields in fall harvest colors. Planned excursions may include an evening at the theatre or a barn dance. Accommodations will be availabe at Jumeris Chateau, a five-storey hotel offering the warmth and charm of a French country estate. A walking-jogging trail in back of Jumeris leads all the way to the University and can be particularly colorful in October. We look forward to your participation in the program and to your presence among us in 1997.

    For further information about the 1997 PME-NA meeting, please contact:

    Jane Swafford, 1997 PME-NA Annual Conference
    Department of Mathematics
    Campus Box 4520
    Ilinois State University
    Normal, IL 61790-4520
    tel: +1 309 438-7797
    fax: +1 309 438 5866
    e-mail: swafford@math.ilstu.edu

    IFIP Working Group 3.1. Working Conference, October 1997

    Working Group 3.1 (Secondary Education) of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) is organising a Working Conference on the topic Secondary School Mathematics in the World of Communication Technology: Learning, Teaching and the Curriculum. This Working Conference is a sequel to two previous ones organised by IFIP WG 3.1 on similar themes in Varna (Bulgaria) in 1977, and in Sofia (Bulgaria) in 1987. It was felt appropriate to look again, ten years later, at the rich relationships between mathematics and the new technologies of information and communication. The conference will take place in Villard de Lans, a mountain resort located in the Alps 35 km from Grenoble (France), from October 26 to 31, 1997.

    The programme of the conference will be built around four themes:

    1. Curriculum: curriculum evolution; relationships with informatics
    2. Teachers: professional development; methodology and practice
    3. Learners: tools and techniques; concept development; research and theory
    4. Human and social issues: culture and policy; personal impact
    Participation at the Working Conference is by invitation only and will be limited to 80-90 participants. Both the philosophy underlying such a working conference and the physical capacities of the venue impose this limitation on the number of participants.

    For further information, please contact

    Bernard R. Hodgson
    Chair of the Programme Committee (Grenoble 1997)
    Departement de mathematiques et de statistique
    Universite Laval
    Quebec G1K 7P4,
    e-mail: bhodgson@mat.ulaval.ca
    Fax : +1 418 656 2817
    If such is the case, you should briefly explain the reasons why you wish to take part in the Working Conference.

    This Working Conference is being organised by IFIP WG 3.1, with the help of the IUFM (Institut Universitaire de Formation des Maitres) of Grenoble and the Leibniz Laboratory of IMAG (Institut d'informatique et de mathematiques appliquees de Grenoble).

    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

    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

    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.

    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 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:


    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.

    Please send suggestions and corrections to: helmberg@zib.de

    Mon Nov 17 17:27:43 1997