News about ICMI and ICMEs
News about ICMI and ICMEs
Below are two items from the most recent issue of the Electronic IMU Newsletter [International Mathematics Union], Friday, January 25, 2008 .
They are concerned with ICMI [Interntional Commission on Mathematical Instruction] and ICME [International Congresses on Mathematics Education]. Note the last lines regarding ICME-12, in Korea.
5. ICMI NEWS, THE NEW NEWSLETTER FROM ICMI
ICMI (International Commission on Mathematical Instruction, an official commission of IMU), launched last December the first issue of its bimonthly email newsletter with the name ICMI News. This newsletter aims at improving communication between ICMI and the worldwide community interested in mathematics education, informing about actions and recommendations of ICMI, highlighting issues that are under discussion, and reporting about ongoing activities. In addition, ICMI News will report on major activities by the ICMI Affiliated Study Groups (HPM, PME, IOWME, WFNMC and ICTMA), on major international events related to mathematics education and on other topics of general interest to the community of educational researchers, curriculum designers, educational policy makers, teachers of mathematics, mathematicians, mathematics educators, and others interested in mathematical education around the world.
The first issue of ICMI News included, among other items, updated information about the 11th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME -11) and about ICMI Study 18 - Statistics Education in School Mathematics: Challenges for Teaching and Teacher Education.
ICMI News reported on the first meeting of the current Executive Committee of ICMI, included a calendar of events of interest to the ICMI community, and featured a historical vignette about the Swiss mathematician Henri Fehr (1870-1954), the first secretary general of ICMI, who played a very important role in the international cooperation in mathematics education for more than 50 years.
If you are interested in subscribing to ICMI News, there are two ways to do it:
1. Click on http://www.mathunion.org/ICMI/Mailinglist with a Web browser and go to the "Subscribe" button to subscribe to ICMI News online.
2. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject-line:? Subject: subscribe
Jaime Carvalho e Silva, Editor of ICMI News
6. INTERNATIONAL CONGRESSES ON MATHEMATICAL EDUCATION ICME-11
Important deadlines for the Eleventh International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-11), to be held in Monterrey, Mexico, on 6- 13 July 2008 , are:
-15 February 2008: Submission of applications to the ICME-11 Grant programme
- 2 March 2008: "Early bird" registration
More information on ICME-11, including a pdf of the Second Announcement, is available on the congress website http://icme11.org/
The site for ICME-12 has been selected: It will take place in Seoul (Korea) in 2012. The precise dates of ICME-12 will be announced later and a Korean delegation will be present at ICME-11 to provide information on the ICME-12.
Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
625 Wham Drive
Mail Code 4610
Carbondale, IL 62901-4610
Phone: (618) 453-4241 [O]
(618) 457-8903 [H]
Fax: (618) 453-4244