Mathematics in the Mediterranean
2016 Satellite Meeting of ICME 13
July 18 to 22, 2016
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.
- Main theme and topics
The theme of HPM 2016 is “Mathematics in the Mediterranean.” The program and activities are structured around the following topics:
- Theoretical and/or conceptual frameworks for integrating history in mathematics education.
- History and epistemology in students and teachers mathematics education: Classroom experiments and teaching materials.
- Original sources in the classroom and their educational effects.
- Mathematics and its relation to science, technology, and the arts: Historical issues and interdisciplinary teaching and learning.
- Cultures and mathematics.
- Topics in the history of mathematics education.
- 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.
|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.
- 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/).