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History and Pedagogy of Mathematics
The HPM Satellite Meeting of ICME 11
14 - 18 July 2008
Centro Cultural del México Contemporáneo, Mexico City, México
1. Aim and focus
TheHPM 2008 is the seventh quadrennial meeting of the International Study Group on the Relations between the History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (the HPM Group), affiliated to ICMI. It is a satellite meeting of the corresponding ICME (International Congress on Mathematical Education) and is scheduled close to ICME. These quadrennial meetings are a major activity of HPM, to bring together those who are interested on the relation between the history of mathematics and mathematics education such as:
2. Main themes
The HPM 2008 is a place where mathematicians, educators, historians, researchers and students, can make presentations and participate in discussions. The programme and activities are structured around the following main themes:
1. Integrating the History of Mathematics in Mathematics Education.
2. Topics in the History of Mathematics Education.
3. Mathematics and its relation to science, technology and the arts: historical issues and educational implications.
4. Cultures and Mathematics.
5. Historical, philosophical and epistemological issues in Mathematics Education.
6. Mathematics from the Americas
3. Activities during HPM2008
During the HPM 2008 there will be
4. Time and place
Time: Monday 14 July - Friday 18 July 2008
Location: Centro Cultural del México Contemporáneo (CCMC), Ciudad de México (Mexico City), México ( http://www.ccmc.org.mx).
Address: Leandro Valle # 20, Centro Histórico, Ciudad de México. (Downtown Mexico City)
Access: The Conference Location is at one side of the Church of Santo Domingo, just 5min-walk from the El Zocaloor Plaza de la Constitución, symbolic heart of Mexico City. The Plaza de la Constitucionis the main square of the country and is located in the downtown area of the city. The Metro station is called "Zocalo". Its extension is about four hectares, one of the largest in the world.How To Get There? The easiest way is the Metro. Take it to the Zocalo stop on line 2.
Sessions will be held on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday will be a free day, with optional excursions to be paid for separately from the registration fee; they will include (a) A bus trip to the ruins and pyramids of Teotihuacan; (b) A trip to the archeological museum-the most intense introduction to pre-Columbian Mexico; (c) a walking exploration of the Zocalo and its surroundings; (d) Art works of Mexico City, including famous murals. For more details, see Programme.
5. Official Languages
The official languages are English and Spanish.
-All plenary talks and panel discussions will be with simultaneous translation.
-Oral presentations will be in either English or Spanish with one set of transparencies in Spanish and one set in English utilizing either two projectors and screens or two power point computers.
6. Submission of proposals
The deadline for proposals for oral presentations and workshops has expired since 30 November 2007 and notification of acceptance had been sent in early January 2007. Accepted proposals will form part of the HPM 2008 Scientific Programme.
Full papers have been submitted by February 15, 2008 and will be reviewed by members of the International Scientific Programme Committee (SPC). Accepted papers will be included in the Proceedings and notification of acceptance will be sent to the authors by April 30, 2008. For more details, see Proceedings.
The following plenary lectures will be given:
Plenary Lecture: David Pengelley (New Mexico State University, USA): Teaching mathematics with primary historical sources: Should it go mainstream? Can it?
Plenary Lecture: Rosa María Farfán(Instituto De Ciencia yTecnología del DF, &Cinvestav IPN, México): Socioepistemological approach to Fourier series. Mathematics, Physics and Social Practice.
Plenary Lecture: Michele Emmer (Università di Roma “La Sapienza”,Italy): Mathematics, Art, Architecture and Technology: the Idea of Space.
Plenary Lecture: Glen Van Brummelen (Quest University, Canada):Crossing Cultures, Oceans, Religions, and the Cosmos: In Search of the Origins of Trigonometry
Panel: Alejandro Garciadiego (Coordinator),Ricardo Quintero(DME–Cinvestav IPN), Alberto Camacho(Instituto Tecnológico de Chihuahua II), Francisco Cordero(DME – Cinvestav, IPN), Gisela Montiel(Prome – Cicata del IPN). Title to be announced
Plenary Lecture: Evelyne Barbin (Université de Nantes, France):Dialogism in mathematical writing: historical, philosophical and pedagogical issues
Plenary Lecture conjointly by:
Ubiratan d’Ambrosio (Pontificia Universidade, Catolica de Sao Paulo, Brazil): The transmission and acquisition of Mathematics in Colonial and Early Independent Countries in the Americas
Karen Hunger Parshall (University of Virginia, USA):The Establishment of a Community of Mathematical Researchers in North America: 1636-1950
The complete list of plenary activities will be finalized in due course.
Provisional Time Table
The detailed programme, together with the abstracts of all accepted proposals will be posted on the HPM 2008 website in May 2008.
Each submitted full text for an oral presentation, or workshop will be reviewed by members of the SPC. Accepted papers will be included in the Proceedings, which will be available on the spot in electronic form. They will also become available on the HPM 2008 and HPM websites.
Participants should register online, via the HPM 2008 website, by filling in the Registration Form
Registration fee &important deadlines:
Payment: Participants should fill in and send the Registration Form, which can be found here, via e-mail to the Conference Secretariat. Payment must be made in advance by bank transfer. Full details are provided in the Registration Form.
Bank: BBVA Bancomer
Branch: 0280, Legaria Lago
Beneficiario: Colegio Mexicano de Matemática Educativa A. C.
Number account: 0143887103
Address Branch: Calzada Legaria 252, Local 5. Colonia Pensil, CP 11430. México, DF.
Principal office: Av. Universidad 1200, Colonia Xoco, Delegación Benito Juárez. MéxicoDF, CP 03339
The registration fee includes: Free access to all activities of HPM 2008, the HPM 2008 Proceedings in electronic form, the welcome reception cocktail, coffee breaks and the conference bag, which includes a copy of the abstracts of all contributions, the detailed programme of HPM 2008, a certificate of attendance and practical details on accommodation, food, tourist information etc.
There are a lot of good and affordable hotels within a 10-minute walk from the Conference Venue. Participants are kindly requested to make their own arrangements. A list of selected hotels appears on the HPM 2008 website.
11. The (International) Scientific Program Committee (SPC)
-Ricardo Cantoral, Departamento de Matemática Educativa, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, México,
-Florence Fasanelli, American Association for the Advancement of Science, USA
-Alejandro Garciadiego, Departamento de Matemáticas, Facultad de Ciencias, UNAM, México
-Robert Stein, California State University, San Bernardino, USA
-Constantinos Tzanakis, Chair of the HPM Study Group, Department of Education University of Crete, Greece
-Abraham Arcavi, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
-Evelyne Barbin, IREM-Centre François Viète, Université de Nantes, France
-Carlos Correia de Sà, Departamento de Matemática Pura da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto, Portugal
-Ubiratan d’ Ambrosio, Pontificia Universidade, Catolica de São Paulo, Brazil
-Abdellah El Idrissi, Ecole Normal Supérieure, Morocco
-Gail FitzSimons, Monash University, Australia
-Michael Fried, Program for Science and Technology Education, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
-Fulvia Furinghetti, Department of Mathematics, Universita di Genova, Italy
-Wann-Sheng Horng, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
-Masami Isoda, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Science, University of Tsukuba, Japan
-Niels Jahnke, Fachbereich Mathematik, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
-Sten Kaijser, Department of Mathematics, University of Uppsala, Sweden
-Victor Katz, Department of Mathematics, University of the District of Columbia, USA
-Manfred Kronfellner, Institut für Algebra & Computermathematik, Technische Universität Wien, Austria
-Ewa Lakoma, Institute of Mathematics, Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland
-Joao Bosco Pitombeira de Carvalho, PUC do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
-Luis Radford, Ecole des Sciences de l’ Education, Laurentian University, Canada
-Leo Rogers, Roehampton University, Digby Stuart College, Roehampton University, UK
-Gert Schubring, Institut für Didaktik der Mathematik, Universität Bielefeld, Germany,
-Man-Keung Siu, Department of Mathematics, University of Hong Kong, China
-Bjørn Smestad, Faculty of Education, Oslo University College, Norway
-Jan van Maanen, Freudenthal Institute, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands
-Chris Weeks, Downeycroft, Virginstow Beaworthy, UK
-Greicy Winicki Landman, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, California State Polytechnic University, USA
The Local Organizing Committee (LOC)
- Ricardo Cantoral, co-chair, Departamento de Matemática Educativa, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN, México
- Alejandro Garciadiego, co-chair, Departamento de Matemáticas, Facultad de Ciencias.
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México
- Rosa María Farfán, Dirección de Educación, Ciencia y Sociedad del Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología del DF, México
- Gisela Montiel, Centro de Investigación en Ciencia Aplicada y Tecnología Avanzada del IPN, México
- Gabriela Buendía, Cimate de la Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas, México
- Rodrigo Cambray Nuñez, Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, México
- Edmundo Palacios, Universidad Iberoamericana, México
For further information, please contact:
-Ricardo Cantoral, firstname.lastname@example.org
-Florence Fasanelli, email@example.com
-Alejandro Garciadiego, firstname.lastname@example.org
-Robert Stein, email@example.com
-Constantinos Tzanakis, firstname.lastname@example.org
HPM 2008Conference Secretariat
Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del IPN (Cinvestav)
Phone (52) + 55 – 184.108.40.206