A MESSAGE FROM THE CHAIR OF HPM

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).

The HPM Scientific Committee and the HPM Advisory Board have been working together with the Montpellier Local Committee to establish the scientific program of the 2016 ICME HPM Satellite Meeting. As announced in a previous HPM Newsletter, the 2016 ICME HPM Satellite Meeting will be held in Montpellier, France, from July 18 to July 22, 2016.

I am glad to report that the scientific program has been finalized. It includes plenary lectures, discussion groups, panels, workshops, research presentations, and posters. Below, you will find a summary.

 

Plenary Conferences

Original sources in the classroom and their educational effects

Renaud Chorlay

ESPÉ de l’académie de Paris, France

Mathematics in Mediterranean countries: The Andalusia and Maghreb connection

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

Integrating the history of mathematics into mathematics teaching: Some experience from China

Wang Xiaoqin

Shanghai, China

 

Discussion Groups

Discussion Group 1: Geometry

Coordinators: Evelyn Barbin (France) and Leo Rogers (UK)

Discussion Group 2: History of mathematics in teachers’ education

Coordinators: Kathy Clark (USA) and Sebastian Schorcht (Germany)

Discussion Group 3: Original sources in the teaching and learning of mathematics 

Coordinators: Tinne Hoff Kjeldsen (Denmark) and Janet Barnett (USA)

 

Panels

Panel 1: Theoretical and/or conceptual frameworks for integrating history in mathematics education

Michael Fried, Coordinator (Israel)

David Guillemette (Canada)

Niels Jahnke (Germany)

Panel 2: Mathematics in Mediterranean countries

Marc Moyon, Coordinator (France)

Mahdi Abdeljaouad (Tunisia)

Eva Caianiello (France and Italy)

 

The scientific committee has received a considerable number of workshop, research presentation, and poster submissions.

The program promises a thrilling and interesting international conference. I would like to thank the members of the scientific committee, the advisory board, and the local committee for their dedicated work.

I hope to see you all in Montpellier next year.

Luis Radford

HPM Chair

Université Laurentienne, Canada

Univ. Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brasil

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