ICMI News 20b : December 2011
A Bimonthly Email Newsletter from the ICMI-International Commission on Mathematical Instruction
Editor : Jaime Carvalho e Silva, Dep. Matematica, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Special issue on the POSTERS of ICME-12
Posters deadline extended
The deadline for the proposal submission of Poster was prolonged until December 31, 2011 in order to give ICME-12 potential participants more chance to submit Poster proposals. Originally the deadline was December 15, 2011. Date of proposal acceptance notification is same as January 15, 2012. If you have any question, please feel free to contact the IPC chair (email@example.com).
A wide array of topics and initiatives in mathematics education research or practice are possible themes for poster presentations at ICME-12. Posters may be presented in any of the four languages : English, Korean, Chinese and Japanese.
The exhibition space for posters can accommodate several hundred posters, will be highly accessible and well-located in central areas of the Congress activity. Posters will be on display for two or more days of the Congress. Time slots will be allocated for presentations and authors must choose one of the two modes of presentation, either oral presentation or Round Table Discussion. Round Table Discussions will be listed in the final program for ICME-12. The IPC will appoint experienced mathematics educators to chair the Round Table Discussions.
The posters and the presentations will be grouped, as far as possible, according to language and according to the themes of the 37 Topic Study Groups. Although this is optional, authors are invited to indicate the Topic Study Group that their poster most closely relates to. Posters connected to Topic Study Groups will potentially have the benefit of an audience related to the TSG.
Information about the size and format of posters will be given when a poster has been accepted, and will be posted on the ’Poster Presentations’ webpage. Presenters should use a font of at least 24 points so as to make the posters readable at a distance of 1.5 meters. Poster presenters should consider using both textual and visual means of presentation in their posters. The congress will not be able to provide poster supplies or material on site beyond space, and adhesive tape.
Authors proposing to present posters need to complete an online form, submit an abstract of the poster written in text form of 300 to 500 words and include a title and keywords before 15th December 2011. The abstracts need to be in English even if the poster is to be presented in another language.
December 31, 2011 On-line submission of proposal
January 15, 2012 Notification of acceptance
April 10, 2012 On-line submission of final draft
Other items of interest about ICME-12
Grants for delegates from non-affluent countries One of the aims of the ICME congresses is to have a balanced representation from all over the world among the presenters as well as among the general participants. In order to achieve this goal ICMI has instigated a general policy of forming a solidarity fund established by setting aside 10% of the registration fees for grants. These grants assist delegates from non-affluent countries to attend the ICMEs.
An autonomous and anonymous Grants Committee, appointed by the ICMI Executive Committee, will distribute the funds amongst the successful applicants. Priority will be given to applicants from non-affluent countries who contribute to the scientific program and to participants who are expected to be the only representative from their part of the world.
Grants will be given as partial support to registration fee, accommodation, meals and/or travel costs. All potential applicants are advised to apply for funding from other sources as well
Application for an ICME-12 grant Participants who consider themselves eligible for an ICME-12 grant are encouraged to send a grant application to the Grants Committee, if access to the Internet is available. Applications should be sent as soon as possible so that they are received no later than February 15, 2012. Please write to :
Professor Hyun Yong Shin
Chair of LOC of the ICME-12
Department of Mathematics Education
Korea National University of Education
Cheong-Won, Chungbuk, 363-791 Korea
The Registration System is open !
The Registration system for ICME-12 is already open. Please visit the first page of the Congress website
and read the direction for the registration carefully. Then, please login with your ID and Password to initiate the sign-up process.
As a part of the program directed towards children and a general public, the LOC of ICME-12 will arrange a mathematical carnival during the conference days of ICME-12. The idea is that this will attract local families, teachers and families of participants as a welcoming way to experience mathematical activities. The carnival will be operated in D1 Hall located at the very center of the COEX. The carnival will be six categories. One of them is :
Mathematical Show with Puzzles, Games and Magic
The LOC invites teachers from all countries to contribute and participate in this show program. This program includes activities that have been tried out with students in class, at mathematics fairs or other events aimed at engaging children in active participation. In this way we, mathematics educators, will also have a chance to show how outdoor activities might be used as a tool for learning mathematics while having fun.
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