II International Conference on Mathematics Textbook Research and Development

II Conferência Internacional em Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento de Livros Didáticos de Matemática




Research focused on the analysis and development of textbooks (in conventional format or digital media) has recently gained great prominence in the international arena of research in mathematics education. This prominence is reflected, for example, in the International Conference on School Mathematics Textbooks (ICSMT), held in Shanghai in 2011, and in the ZDM special issue (Volume 45, Issue 5, September 2013), on textbooks research in mathematics education.

Also reflecting this trend, the first International Conference on Mathematics Textbook Research and Development (ICMT-2014) took place at the University of Southampton (UK), from 29 to 31 July 2014. About 180 participants, from 30 different countries, attended ICMT-2014. ICMT-2014 proceedings are available on http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/374809/. Visit also ICMT-2014’s official website on: http://blog.soton.ac.uk/icmtrd2014/.

It is our pleasure to announce the II International Conference on Mathematics Textbook Research and Development / II Conferência Internacional em Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento de Livros Didáticos de Matemática (ICMT2), to be held from 7 to 11 May 2017, at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Brasil.

The conference is organized by the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, UFRJ), the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, UNIRIO), the State University of São Paulo (Universidade Estadual Paulista, UNESP) and the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE). It is supported by the Brazilian Mathematics Education Society (SBEM), the Brazilian Society of Mathematics (SBM), and the Brazilian Society of Applied and Computational Mathematics (SBMAC).

ICMT2 will feature different activities, including plenary lectures, symposia, workshops, oral presentations, posters and special activities addressed to teachers. Accepted and presented papers will be published after a peer-review process in Proceedings following the Conference.



International Programme Committee (IPC)

  • Rúbia Amaral (UNESP, Brazil) – Secretary
  • Ubiratan d’Ambrosio (UNIAN, Brazil) – Honorary President
  • Marcelo Borba (UNESP, Brazil)
  • Rute Borba (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil)
  • Marcos Cherinda (Universidade Pedagógica de Moçambique)
  • Lianghuo Fan (University of Southampton, UK) – Co-chair
  • Victor Giraldo (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – Local Chair
  • Patricio Herbst (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Marja van den Heuvel-Panhuizen (Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands)
  • Abdellah El Idrissi (École Normale Supérieure de Marrakech, Morocco)
  • Diana Jaramillo Quiceno (Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia)
  • Cyril Julie (University of the Western Cape, South Africa)
  • Gabriele Kaiser (Universität Hamburg, Germany)
  • Alexander Karp          (Teachers College, Columbia University, USA)
  • Jeremy Kilpatrick (University of Georgia, USA)
  • Jian Liu           (Beijing Normal University, China)
  • Eizo Nagasaki (National Institute for Educational Policy Research, Japan)
  • Michael Otte (UNIAN, Brazil)
  • Johan Prytz (Uppsala Universitet, Sweden)
  • Sebastian Rezat (Universität Paderborn, Germany)
  • Angel Ruiz (Universidad de Costa Rica, Costa Rica)
  • Kenneth Ruthven (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Gert Schubring (UFRJ, Brazil/Universität Bielefeld, Germany) – Chair

Local Orgnization Committe (LOC)

  • Lourdes Werle de Almeida (UEL)
  • Rúbia Amaral (UNESP) – Co-chair
  • Franck Bellemain (UFPE)
  • Marilena Bittar (UFMS)
  • Victor Giraldo (UFRJ) – Chair
  • Verônica Gitirana (UFPE)
  • Carmen Mathias (UFSM)
  • João Frederico Meyer (UNICAMP)
  • Cydara Ripoll (UFRGS)
  • Walcy Santos (UFRJ)
  • Fábio Simas (UNIRIO)
  • Ralph Teixeira (UFF)

Plenary speakers


  • Kay O’Halloran (Curtin University, Bentley, Australia)
  • João Bosco Pitombeira (Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Campo Grande, Brazil)
  • Ken Saito (Department of Human Sciences, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Osaka Prefecture University, Osaka, Japan)
  • Zalman Usiskin (University of Chicago, Chicago, USA)
  • Jianpan Wang (Jianpan Wang, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China)

Conference themes

  • Textbook research (concepts, issues, methods, directions, etc.)
  • Textbook analysis (characteristics, treatment of contents and/or pedagogy, etc.)
  • Analysis of historical textbooks
  • Textbook use (by teachers, by students, and/or by other parties)
  • Textbooks and student achievement
  • Textbook development (domain/competence analyses, teaching trajectories, task design, format of presenting the “content” to the student, format of presenting the “content” to the teacher (teacher guides)
  • Textbook policies (governmental educational policy about textbooks, distribution, market strategies)
  • Evolution of textbooks in the light of new digital technologies (including integration of ICT tools and innovation, e-textbook)
  • Other disciplines in mathematics textbooks & mathematics in textbooks of other disciplines
  • Other major relevant issues about mathematics textbooks

Modalities of contributions (besides invited lectures)

ICMT 2 will receive contributions, related with the Conference Themes described above, on the following modalities:

  • symposium (in English, 180 minutes)
  • workshop (in English, 120 minutes)
  • workshop for teachers (in Portuguese, 120 minutes)
  • oral presentation (in English, 30 minute presentation)
  • poster presentation (in English, one time slot, 60 minutes)

A symposium is organised by one or more researchers to discuss jointly, based on submitted papers, a specific issue of the thematic spectrum of the conference.

A workshop is a kind of activity that allows participants to work (in small teams) around prepared documents, guided by specific questions.



Anyone (including university lecturers, school teachers, and graduate and undergraduate students) can submit a proposal for any modality of contribution. In general, each applicant can submit at most two proposals (symposia, workshops, oral presentations, posters) with his/her name as presenting author. All submissions will be peer reviewed. In order to be included in the Conference Programme, at least the presenting author must be registered and have paid the registration fee by January 3rd 2017.


Formats and deadlines

  • symposium: 2 pages proposal, in English, submitted until 15 August 2016;
  • workshop: 2 pages proposal, in English, submitted until 31 October 2016;
  • workshop for teachers: 2 pages proposal, in Portuguese, submitted until 31 October 2016;
  • oral presentation: 1 page abstract, in English, submitted until 31 October 2016;
  • poster presentation: 1 page abstract, in English, submitted until 31 October 2016.


All submissions must comply with the following format guidelines:

  • A4 paper (size 21 cm x 29.7 cm);
  • margins set at 2.5 cm top and 2.5 cm bottom, 2 cm left and 2 cm right;
  • 12pt Times New Roman, single space between lines, and 6pt space after paragraphs.


Templates with format details for each modality of submission is also available on the website.

All submissions must be made through the system available on the Conference website.

For a full list of deadlines, see Key dates (below).


Workshops, oral presentations, and posters

Submissions for workshops, workshop for teachers, oral presentations, and posters will go through two stages:

  1. Abstract submission. Applicants will be first invited to submit abstracts. If accepted, contributions will be included in the Conference Programme, accordingly to the respective modality.
  2. Full paper submission. After the Conference, authors of accepted contributions will be invited to submit a full paper for publications on the electronic Proceedings. In order to submission a full version, the corresponding contributions must fulfil the following conditions:
    1. have abstract accepted;
    2. at least the presenting author have registered and paid registration fee;
    3. have been presented at the Conference.


Researchers interested in proposing a symposium, must first submit a proposal.

Then, submissions for oral presentations within the accepted symposium will be opened. Such submissions will then follow the two stages, as described above.


Registration fees (in euros)

Until January 31st, 2017, registration fees will have the following values. After that date, the fees will suffer an increase. New values will be informed in due course. Registration must be made through the system that will be available on the Conference website.


Category Withconference dinner Withoutconference dinner
Standard  160 € 110 €
graduate student/ school teacher  120 € 670€
One day rate 30 €
Accompanying person 75 € 50 €


Payments with credit card will be possible via paypal.


Key dates

  • submission of proposals for symposia: August 15th, 2016
  • information about acceptance of proposals for symposia: September 15th, 2016
  • submission of paper abstracts within symposia: October 31st, 2016
  • submission of paper abstracts for oral presentation, workshop and poster: October 31st, 2016
  • information about acceptance of such submissions: December 15th, 2016
  • registration deadline (for presenting authors9: January 3rd, 2017
  • conference: May, 7th to 11th, 2017



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The area today occupied by the city of Rio de Janeiro was inhabited by different native ethnic groups, including Tamoios, Tupinambás e Maracajás. The city of Rio de Janeiro was officially founded by Portu- guese colonisers in March 1st, 1565. In 1808, with the arrival of the Portuguese royal family, who fled from Napoleon’s troops, Rio becomes the seat of the Portuguese government. With independence in 1822, Rio becomes the capital of Brazil, position occupied until 1960, with the foundation to the current capital – Brasilia.

The beaches of Rio de Janeiro – being Copacabana, Ipanema and Barra da Tijuca the most famous ones – extend along an over 30 km long coastline, on south and west sides of the city. Tijuca Forest – a protect area since nineteenth century, and a National Park (see http://www.parquedatijuca.com.br) since 1961 – keeps valuable remnants of their original ecosystems, native flora and fauna. Lying inside the urban area of Rio de Janeiro, Tijuca National Park is regarded as the largest urban forest in the planet. Other not-to-miss touristic spots are: Corcovado Mountain with Christ the Redeemer Statue (www.corcovado.com.br); Sugar Loaf and its cable car (www.bondinho.com.br); the Botanical Garden (www.jbrj.gov.br) with a remarkable collection including rain forest native and rare species; São Cristóvão Market (www.feiradesaocristovao.org.br), an open market with typical food, art craft and music from the northeastern region of Brazil.

Rio de Janeiro offers a wide hotel network, with accommodation options suitable for all budgets. The city has also a rich range of restaurants of different trends, from traditional Brazilian food to international contemporary cuisine. Lapa district, in the central area of the city, is probably the most vivid nightlife spot, with several restaurants, bars, and places for live music, especially samba and typical Brazilian rhythms. Rio de Janeiro has a population of around 6 million, and is currently the most visited city in Latin America. It receives 4.5 million tourists each year.

For further information, visit: http://www.rio.rj.gov.br/web/riotur/.

Visa Information

Citizens from most of Latin American and European countries do not need to apply to visas to short- term visits to Brazil. Visas are required for US citizens, as well as citizens from some African and Asian countries.

Vaccinations may also be required.

For further information, please consult Brazilian consulates in your country of origin, and see: http://www.portalconsular.mre.gov.br/.


Further Information





Call for papers and poster proposals


Leader of the Working Group

Renaud Chorlay (France)


Co-leaders of the Working Group

Kathy Clark (USA), Katalin Gosztonyi (Hungary), Snezana Lawrence (UK)


Scope and focus of the Working Group

History of mathematics in mathematics education continues to receive much attention. However, empirical research and coherent theoretical/conceptual frameworks within this area have emerged relatively recently.

The purpose of this CERME TWG is to provide a forum to approach mathematics education in connection with history and epistemology dedicated primarily to theory and research on all aspects of the role, effect, and efficacy of history and epistemology as elements in mathematics education.


Call for papers and poster proposals

TWG12 welcomes both empirical and theoretical research papers, and poster proposals related to one or more of the following issues – although any paper or poster of relevance to the overall focus of the group will be taken into consideration:

1. Design and/or assessment of teaching/learning materials using the history of mathematics, preferably with conclusions based on empirical data; all levels can be considered, from early-age mathematics to tertiary education and teacher training.

2. Surveys on the existing uses of history or epistemology in curricula, textbooks, and/or classrooms in primary, secondary, and tertiary levels;

3. History of mathematics education;

4. Relationships between, on the one hand frameworks for and empirical studies on history in mathematics education and, on the other hand, theories, frameworks and studies in other parts of mathematics education research.


Papers and poster proposals should use the CERME template, and conform to the guidelines for authors as outlined on the CERME 10 website. CERME10 uses a submission website. An author submits a paper on the website (uploading it as a .doc or .docx file, and providing the required information, in particular the TWG number).


Reviews and decisions

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two persons from among those who submit papers to this TWG. Please expect to be asked to review up to two papers yourself. The group leaders will decide about the acceptance of posters.


Important dates

  •  15th September 2016: Initial submission by authors on the online submission system.
  • 2nd November 2016: Preliminary decisions on papers sent.
  • 10th November 2016: Preliminary decisions on posters sent.
  • 24th November 2016: The authors send a revised version if needed.
  • 5th December 2016: Final decisions sent.
  • 12th December 2016: Final version uploaded on the online submission system.
  • 13th January 2017: Papers available on CERME 10 website.

Dear colleagues and friends of HPM,

The past few months have been a busy time for HPM and its diverse committees. We have been getting ready for our ninth quadrennial satellite meeting, HPM 2016, which will take place in Montpellier from July 18 to July 22, 2016. The HPM scientific committee has worked very hard to prepare the scientific program, while the local committee has done tremendous work to prepare the participants’ venue.


  1. HPM 2016 Program

The HPM 2016 program will soon be available on the conference website (http://hpm2016.sciencesconf.org). In the meantime, to give you an idea, let me mention that at the end of the day on Monday 18 July (after a plenary session, some oral and poster presentations and workshops) Christian Gerini will present a Public Conference on Joseph-Diez Gergonne. The conference will be followed by a reception at the Montpellier Town Hall. Tuesday, Panel 1 will take place after a plenary conference. At the end of the day, the schedule features a Thematic Presentation, in which K. Clark, T. H. Kjeldsen, S. Schorcht, C. Tzanakis, and X. Wang will present a study about recent developments in the History of Mathematics in Mathematics Education. Their presentation includes a discussion with the audience about new trends in HPM research lines.


There are three Discussion Groups in the schedule: two will take place Tuesday and one Discussion Group will take place Thursday. As you may recall, the Discussion Groups are a novelty in the HPM satellite meetings. The idea is to open a space for discussion and exchange among the participants. Such a discussion space is also meant to be a space for connection between the new generation of HPM researchers and those who participate regularly in HPM activities.


Wednesday’s schedule features two plenary sessions in the morning. The afternoon is reserved for excursion time and participants have different choices for exploring Montpellier and its history. The day will finish with a gala dinner at the seaside.


Gavin Hitchcock’s Dramatic Presentation celebrating Joseph Gergonne will take place on Thursday. Panel 2 will take place on Friday.


Gavin’s Dramatic Presentation deals with some entities that claim to be numbers and to do so, they resort to a geometric alibi. The Dramatic Presentation includes historical celebrities such as Jean-Robert Argand, Joseph Gergonne, François J. Servois, and Adrien-Marie Legendre. Needless to say, we are in the process of recruiting actors for the Dramatic Presentation from among the HPM 2016 participants.


  1. Proceedings of HPM 2016

The Proceedings of the HPM 2016 Meeting will be available before the conference. The papers are in the final stage of the editing process.


3. HPM Presentation at ICME-13

HPM has two Topic Study Groups at ICME-13: TSG 24: History of the teaching and learning of mathematics (Co-chairs: Fulvia Furinghetti and Alexander Karp), and TSG 25: The Role of History of Mathematics in Mathematics Education (Co-chairs: Costas Tzanakis and Xiaoqin Wang).

As usual, like all other ICMI Affiliate Groups, HPM will have a presentation at ICME-13. This presentation will take place on Saturday 30 July 2016, 16:30-18:00. You are cordially invited to join TSG24 and TSG25 and our Affiliate Group Presentation.


  1. HPM Digital Library

One of the projects that I had planned to carry out during my term as the chair of HPM was the creation of the HPM Digital Library. As you may recall, the Library is hosted on an ICMI server:



I am glad to report that two new proceedings have been sent to ICMI. They will be added shortly. The proceedings are:

History and epistemology in mathematics education. Proceedings of the 5th European Summer University (Evelyne Barbin, Naďa Stehlíková, Constantinos Tzanakis, eds.), 2008.

History and epistemology in mathematics education. Proceedings of the 7th European Summer University (Evelyne Barbin, Uffe Thomas Jankvist, Tinne Hoff Kjeldsen, eds.), 2015.

I thank the proceeding editors for agreeing to add the proceedings to our Digital Library.

We are finalizing the digital edition of the HPM 2000 Proceedings. These proceedings, as well as the HPM 2016 Proceedings, will also be added to the HPM Digital Library.

  1. New HPM Chair

HPM Chairs are elected for a period of four years. My term as the HPM Chair ends in July 2016. The Chair and the HPM Executive Committee (made up of the three previous HPM Chairs: Evelyne Barbin [HPM Chair 2008-2012], Constantinos Tzanakis [HPM Chair 2004-2008], and Fulvia Furinghetti [HPM Chair 2000-2004]) organized the election of the new Chair. The voting members were the members of the HPM Advisory Board. It is my great pleasure to announce that Kathy Clark has been elected the HPM Chair for 2016-2020.


Kathy is an Associate Professor at the School of Teacher Education, Florida State University, and has been involved in many HPM activities. For instance, she was a team member of the Topic Study Group 25 (TSG 25) of the 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-12). She was also a co-organizer of the Discussion Group 5 (DG5) of the 12th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-12) and is one of the Discussion Group Coordinators of “History of Mathematics in Teachers’ Education” of HPM 2016. She is a current member of the HPM Advisory Board and a HPM Newsletter Co-Editor. Kathy was Secretary of the HPM – Americas Section (HPM – Americas; 2011–2013). I congratulate Kathy on having been elected as our new Chair and wish her well. Undoubtedly, our group is in very good hands.


Luis Radford

HPM Chair

Université Laurentienne, Canada

U. Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Seminar in Honor of Évelyne Barbin

The event will be broadcast online at the link:

Early registration reminder – hbmpinto1981@gmail.com – Gmail

Dear HPM friends,

This is a kind reminder that the early registration fees for the HPM 2016 Conference will end on April 29th 2016.

You can pay your registration fees at the conference website (you need to create an account first, if you have not done so).


Thank you,

Hélder Pinto

Dear colleagues,

In this edition of the HPM Newsletter, I would like to provide an update on our forthcoming 2016 HPM Satellite Meeting of the International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME).

As you might know, our Satellite Meeting will take place in Montpellier, from July 18 to July 22, 2016.

The host of the Satellite Meeting is the Faculty of Education of the Université de Montpellier:
2 place Marcel Godechot – BP 4152

We are pleased to inform you that registration is now open.
If you want to take advantage of the early registration rate, please register before April 29, 2016.

A public conference has been added to our scientific program.

The subject of the conference is mathematician Joseph Diaz Gergonne who was the editor of what came to be one of the most important mathematical journals of his time—Annales de mathématiques pures et appliquées, founded in 1810. The public conference will be given by Professor Christian Gerini. Commenting on the 19th century mathematician, Gerini notes that “Gergonne was a leading representative of the relationship between mathematics, history and pedagogy.”
On the social side of the 2016 HPM Satellite Meeting, you will find on the conference web page (http://hpm2016.sciencesconf.org) information about several excursions and a gala dinner.

The HPME 2016 Scientific Committee and the Local Committee are working hard to ensure a conference of the best scientific quality in a Mediterranean environment that is steeped in history.

I hope to see you all in Montpellier this summer.

Luis Radford
HPM Chair
Université Laurentienne, Canada
Univ. Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brasil

26 – 27 May, 2016

Nantes, France

Seminar in Honor of Évelyne Barbin

We are pleased to announce this seminar in honor of Évelyne Barbin, which will take place at the University of Nantes (France).

Registration, as well as all information for the event, including the conference program can be found on the dedicated website:


Speakers during the seminar include:

  • Dominique Bénard (Université du Maine)
  • François de Gandt (Université de Lille III)
  • Tinne Hoff Kjeldsen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • René Guitart (Université Paris Diderot)
  • Yannick Marec (Université de Rouen)
  • Anne-Marie Marmier (Université de Lille)
  • David Rabouin (Université Paris-Diderot)
  • Léo Rogers (Université d’Oxford)
  • Dominique Tournes (Université de la Réunion)
  • Norbert Verdier (Université de Paris Sud)

‪We hope to see you there!

‪The organizing committee:

G. Moussard,
J. Auvinet,
X. Saint Raymond


‪Chers collègues:

‪Nous avons le plaisir de vous inviter aux Journées scientifiques en l’honneur d’Évelyne Barbin qui auront pour thème: Circulation: Mathématiques, histoire, enseignement.

‪Elles se tiendront du 26 au 27 mai 2016, à l’Université de Nantes (Amphi  Pasteur, UFR Sciences et Techniques, campus Lombarderie).

‪Vous pouvez d’ores et déjà vous y inscrire sur le site dédié:


‪où vous trouverez toutes les informations nécessaires, ainsi que le programme des conférences.

‪En espérant vous y voir nombreux.

Le comité d’organisation:

G. Moussard,
J. Auvinet,
X. Saint Raymond

History of Mathematics in Mathematics Education: Recent developments
24 – 31 July, 2016
Hamburg, Germany

One of the Topic Study Groups (TSG) at the forthcoming ICME 13 (Hamburg, Germany, 24-31/7/2016) is TSG 25: The Role of History of Mathematics in Mathematics Education.
Its Organizing Team (OT) has performed a survey on the developments in the HPM domain since 2000, the year of publication of History in Mathematics Education: The ICMI Study, edited by J. Fauvel & J. van Maanen (Kluwer 2000). This volume has been a highly collective work and a landmark in the area. Since its publication, the HPM domain has expanded considerably and intensive research activity has been realized worldwide that led to a great deal of thoughtful publications both on theoretical issues and empirical investigations.

Nevertheless, a comprehensive survey is still lacking. Therefore, the survey carried out by the OT of TSG 25 aims to contribute to filling the gap, at the same time providing a useful tool to anyone with interest in this domain and wants to become informed on the main issues and to have a concise guide of the work done in this area.

With focus on the period after the publication of the above ICMI Study Volume, this survey attempts to provide concise annotated reference to existing work in this area, related to the TSG 25 main themes, namely:
1. Theoretical and/or conceptual frameworks for integrating history in mathematics education;

2. History and epistemology implemented in Mathematics Education, considered from either the cognitive or/and affective points of view:
(a) Classroom experiments at school, the university and teacher pre- & in-service education;
(b) Teaching material: textbooks, resource material of any kind (written documents, guidelines, readers, annotated bibliographical surveys, audiovisual material, relevant websites/web pages, etc).

3. Surveys on:
(a) Research on the History of Mathematics in Mathematics Education;
(b) The History of Mathematics as it appears in curriculum and/or textbooks.

4. Original sources in the classroom, and their educational effects;

5. History and epistemology as a tool for an interdisciplinary approach in the teaching and learning of mathematics and the sciences by unfolding their fruitful interrelations; and

6. Cultures and mathematics fruitfully interwoven.

The structure of the survey runs roughly as follows:
Section 1 explains its rationale and formulates the key issues explicitly addressed in and/or implicitly underlying the work done in this area:
• Which history is suitable, pertinent, and relevant to Mathematics Education?
• Which role can History of Mathematics play in Mathematics Education?
• To what extent has History of Mathematics been integrated in Mathematics Education (curricula, textbooks, educational aids/resource material, teacher education)?
• How can this role be evaluated and assessed and to what extent does it contribute to the teaching and learning of mathematics?

Section 2 gives a brief historical account of the development of the HPM domain with focus on the main activities in its context and their outcomes since 2000, a short presentation of journals and newsletters, and an outline with comments on the key issues mentioned above and references to the literature for details.

Section 3, constitutes the major part of the survey. It provides a sufficiently comprehensive bibliographical survey of the work done since 2000:
– Briefly annotated collective works (collective volumes, special issues of Mathematics Educational journals devoted to the HPM perspective, conference proceedings, resource material);
– Individual works on one or more of the above mentioned six main themes of TSG 25 in the form of books & doctoral dissertations, papers in scientific journals, and individual chapters in collective volumes or conference proceedings.
For each reference there is explicit indication of the TSG 25 main themes to which it is mostly related. In addition, though the emphasis is on research results of an as broad as possible international interest, due attention is paid to nationally-oriented implementation of the HPM perspective as well. Even though several voluminous collective works exclusively devoted to the HPM perspective (e.g. some collective volumes or conference proceedings) contain several important contributions, the latter are not included in the bibliographical survey as separate items in order to keep this survey to a reasonable size. Instead, all collective works are annotated briefly.

Section 4 summarizes the main points of the survey, whereas, Section 5 contains all references given in section 2.
The survey can be accessed via the HPM website at http://www.clab.edc.uoc.gr/HPM/HPMinME-TopicalStudy-18-2-16-NewsletterVersion.pdf

We emphasize, however, that this survey should be considered only as a working document to be kept updated both by the OT of TSG 25 and/or other members of the community, who will point out further references that are missing. Any comments, suggestions, amendments and further bibliographical references are most desirable and welcome!

The HPM domain is at a particularly interesting juncture right now, 15 years after the publication of the comprehensive ICMI study – with much and varied work taking place all over the globe. Therefore, this survey may be both a continuously updated useful tool and a key component for heralding a potentially new and interesting era of work to be done.

The Organizing Team of TSG 25 of ICME 13
Kathleen Clark
Tinne Hoff Kjeldsen
Sebastian Schorcht
Constantinos Tzanakis
Xiaoqin Wang

Mathematics in the Mediterranean

2016 Satellite Meeting of ICME 13

July 18 to 22, 2016

Montpellier, France

Aim and focus

HPM 2016 is the ninth quadrennial meeting of the International Study Group on the Relations Between the History and Pedagogy of Mathematics—the HPM Group.

These quadrennial meetings are a major activity of HPM to bring together individuals with a keen interest in the relationship between the history of mathematics and mathematics education. They include:

  • Researchers in mathematics education who are interested in the history of mathematics and mathematical thinking,
  • Mathematics teachers at all levels who are eager to gain insights into how the history of mathematics can be integrated into teaching and how they can help students to learn mathematics,
  • Historians of mathematics who wish to talk about their research,
  • Mathematicians who want to learn about new possibilities to teach their discipline, and
  • All those with an interest in the history of mathematics and pedagogy.
  1. Main theme and topics

The theme of HPM 2016 is “Mathematics in the Mediterranean.” The program and activities are structured around the following topics:

  1. Theoretical and/or conceptual frameworks for integrating history in mathematics education.
  2. History and epistemology in students and teachers mathematics education: Classroom experiments and teaching materials.
  3. Original sources in the classroom and their educational effects.
  4. Mathematics and its relation to science, technology, and the arts: Historical issues and interdisciplinary teaching and learning.
  5. Cultures and mathematics.
  6. Topics in the history of mathematics education.
  7. Mathematics in Mediterranean countries.

Activities during the 2016 HPM Conference

The HPM Conference is a place where mathematicians, educators, historians, researchers, and students can make presentations and participate in discussions.

The program includes: plenary lectures, panels, discussion groups, workshops, parallel sessions where participants present research reports, poster exhibitions, and exhibitions of books and other didactical material.

Plenary sessions, discussion groups, and panels deal with the main topics of the conference. Plenary speakers, panelists, and coordinators of discussion groups are invited by the scientific committee.

We encourage you to make submissions for the following activities: workshops, research reports, poster exhibitions, and exhibitions of books and other didactical material.

Research reports are intended to communicate new research results. They take place in parallel sessions of 25-minute oral presentations followed by 5-minute discussions.

Workshops focus on the exchange of ideas and discussion among the participants around some historical or didactical material prepared beforehand by the workshop organizer. The material usually includes original historical texts, didactical material, students’ worksheets, etc. Workshops can be one hour or two hours in duration.

Posters present summaries of ongoing or completed research, new ideas, etc.

Scientific program

Theme Plenary Panel
1. Theoretical and/or conceptual frameworks for integrating history in mathematics education. Michael Fried (Israel), coordinator and speaker. David Guillemette (Canada), speaker. Niels Jahnke (Germany), speaker.
2. History and epistemology in students and teachers mathematics education: Classroom experiments and teaching materials. Wang Xiaoqin (Shanghai)
3. Original sources in the classroom and their educational effects. Renaud Chorlay (France)
4. Mathematics and its relation to science, technology, and the arts: Historical issues and interdisciplinary teaching and learning. Costas Tzanakis (Greece)
5. Cultures and mathematics. Victor Katz (USA)
6. Topics in the history of mathematics education. Harm Jan Smid (Nether-


7. Mathematics in Mediterranean countries. Ahmed Djebbar (France) Marc Moyon, Coordinator (France) Mahdi Abdeljaouad (Tunisia) Eva Caianiello (France and Italy)

Provisional planning is available http://hpm2016.sciencesconf.org/conference/hpm2016/pages/Time_Schedule_v4.pdf .

Titles of plenary talks:

  • Les sources originales dans la salle de classe et leurs effets éducatifs

Renaud Chorlay, ESPÉ de l’académie de Paris, France

  • Mathématiques dans les pays méditerranéens : La connexion Andalousienne et Maghrébinne

Ahmed Djebbar, Université de Lille, France

  • The mathematical cultures of medieval Europe

Victor J. Katz, Professor Emeritus, University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC, USA

  • Formative years: Hans Freudenthal in prewar Amsterdam

Harm Jan Smid, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

  • Mathematics and physics: An innermost relationship. Some didactical implications for their interdisciplinary teaching and learning

Constantinos Tzanakis, University of Crete, Greece

  • L’intégration de l’histoire des mathématiques dans l’enseignement des mathématiques: quelques experiences en Chine

Wang Xiaoqin, Shanghai, China

Time and place

The 2016 HPM Conference will be held from July 18 to July 22, 2016 in Montpellier, France. Montpellier is a beautiful town, very famous for its culture and history.

The University of Montpellier, the host of the 2016 HPM Conference, is one of the oldest universities in the world, where Joseph D. Gergonne published in the early 19th century one of the oldest mathematical journals. Gergonne’s portrait appears in the logo and the website banner of the Conference.

 Registration fee

  • Early registration (before April 15, 2016): 250 € (student or young researcher 150 €)
  • Regular registration (between April 15 and June 15, 2016): 300 € (student or young researcher 200 €)
  • Registration after June 15, 2016, or at the conference: 350 €

The conference fee includes: 5 lunches, 9 coffee breaks, as well as the gala dinner on the seaside and an excursion.


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HPM is affiliated with ICMI (International Commission on Mathematical Instruction). HPM 2016 is a satellite meeting of the 2016 International Congress on Mathematical Education and is scheduled close to ICME.

Please note that the 13th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-13) will take place right after HPM 2016, from July 24 to July 31, 2016 in Hamburg, Germany (see http://www.icme13.org/).




(PhD course)

19 – 23 September 2016

Copenhagen, Denmark

This international doctoral course will focus on the utilization of historical and philosophical scholarship to inform science and mathematics education.

Among the course lecturers are Michael Matthews (founding editor of Science & Education), Peter Heering (Past President IHPST), Tinne Hoff Kjeldsen (Didactics and History of Mathematics), Helge Kragh (History of Physics) and Jesper Lützen (History of Mathematics).


The course is free of charge and lunch is included. Participants must secure their own travel expenses.


Please register by uploading one page description of your current research or development project and a one page CV no later than July 1.

Applicants will be informed of their acceptance by July 5 and a detailed program will be online by August 1. There is a limit of 25 doctoral students.

More information about the course and a registration link can be found at www.ind.ku.dk/hpscourse

Ricardo Karam

Department of Science Education

University of Copenhagen





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