Affiliated Study Groups (ASG)

The ICMI Affiliated Study Groups are neither appointed by ICMI nor operating on behalf or under the control of ICMI. In other words, they work independently of ICMI, also in terms of finances, but they produce quadrennial reports to be presented to the General Assemblies of ICMI, held during the International Congresses on Mathematical Education. In addition to meeting in connection with the ICMEs, each of the Affiliated Study Groups holds separate meetings on a more or less regular basis. The five Affiliated Study Groups (ASG) officially affiliated to ICMI have been allocated two timeslots for their meetings during ICME-10:

ASG-I Tuesday 8 16:30 – 18:30
ASG-II Friday 11 17:00 – 19:00

HPM - The International Study Group on the Relations between the History and Pedagogy of Mathematics (constituted 1976)

Auditorium Manuel Martínez Carranza II, Building H

Chair Constantinos Tzanakis

Program of the ASG meeting at ICME 11, Monterrey July 2008

The integration of the history of mathematics in mathematics education has received increasing attention during the last decades. This attention is reflected by the many publications both in journals and books and the activities at international conferences and meetings . It is also reflected in the content and structure of the HPM Newsletter, which has evolved into an informative document, published three times a year and distributed worldwide via a network of distributors. More information on the HPM Group, its aims, history and activities, together with details on relevant documents and resources can be found in the HPM official website and the website of the Americas Section of the HPM Group All issues of the HPM Newsletter since 2000 are available for download, together with details on conferences and meetings, as well as links to societies, unions, other groups, resources in several languages, journals etc.

Over the past four years, since the last General Assembly of ICMI in Copenhagen during ICME 10 and the last Satellite Meeting of the HPM Group in Uppsala, Sweden, there have been several activities by this group, which either continue work that has been in progress, or constitute new ones based on initiatives by people active in this area. These include conferences and publications, as well as the improvement of the HPM Newsletter and the HPM websites, by making systematic use of the Internet.

During the two 2-hour sessions of the ASG meeting of the Group at ICME 11, there will be reports and discussion on the work done over the last few years and about the further development of the group activities and structure. In addition, these sessions will function as an introduction to the activities of HPM 2008, the ICME 11 Satellite Meeting of the HPM Group, that will start immediately after ICME 11 and will take place in Mexico City from 14 to 18 July 2008 (visit its website at

Time schedule of the ASG Meeting of the HPM Group at ICME 11
Contact: Constantinos Tzanakis, Department of Education, University of Crete, Rethymnon 74100, Greece

First session: Tuesday 8 July 2008, 16.30 - 18.30
Gert Schubring, Institut für Didaktik der Mathematik, Universität Bielefeld, Germany: Researching into the History of Mathematics Education - an HPM Perspective

This is an emerging research area, in which there are leading scholars within the HPM group and several of its members are active (cf. TSG 38 and the new International Journal for the History of Mathematics Education)
Chair: Fulvia Furinghetti, Universita di Genova, Italy.

Fulvia Furinghetti, Department of Mathematics, Universita di Genova, Italy: Women in the international arena of mathematics education in the first hundred years of ICMI
Chair: Constantinos Tzanakis, University of Crete, Greece

This talk will be a survey of the emergence of women in mathematics education at an international level.

Second session: Friday 11 July 2008, 17.00 - 19.00

Greicy Winicki Landman, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, California State Polytechnic University, USA: Euclid's Elements as a facilitator for the discussion of the idea of definitions in mathematics with future teachers

This talk will focus on placing the specific subject mentioned in the more general framework of introducing a historical dimension in prospective teachers' education, which is a field of great interest in this area (cf. TSG 23).
Chair: Niels Jahnke, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Discussion (Constantinos Tzanakis, coordinator): The HPM Group: Past, present and future
There will be a discussion among participants on the future of the group with focus on its activities so far, their further development and new possibilities. It is planned as a discussion and report on what has been done over the last four years and where to put the emphasis in the next few years.

PME - The International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (constituted 1976)

Sala Polivalente FIME, Building G


PME sessions at ICME-11

Organiser: Helen Forgasz

ASG1: Tuesday 16.30 – 18.30
Chair: Fou-Lai Lin

Paolo Boero and Angel Gutierrez:
Research on the psychology of mathematics education: A summary of past, present and future contributions of PME.

This presentation will be based on the recently published handbook celebrating the 30th anniversary of PME. We will show how, from its inception, PME has lead research in mathematics education. We will demonstrate that PME is a lively organization that has evolved and expanded over time, opening up new research directions and making crucial contributions in the development of new research methodologies. Based on the contents of the handbook, we will review current and future directions of the research conducted by PME members, highlighting different paradigms, methodologies, questions, and research agendas. The interests of PME researchers are diverse, being oriented towards questions related to learning and teaching specific mathematics content, to social, affective, cultural and cognitive aspects of mathematics education, and to the preparation and lifelong professional learning of mathematics teachers.

Peter Sullivan and Barbara Jaworski:
Mathematics Teacher Education

The session will provide an overview of key current issues in research in mathematics teacher education. It will outline the history of involvement of PME in teacher education research, the development of the sub-discipline that is represented by such research, some important research and development that is happening currently, and possible directions for future research. The session will address issues such as ways of describing the knowledge that mathematics teachers need for teaching, the processes through teachers can acquire such knowledge, tools, resources, and support that are available to support teacher educators, and ways in which teacher educators themselves learn and develop.

ASG2: Friday 17:00-19:00
Chair: Cristina Frade

Joanne Rossi Becker, F.D. Rivera, & Catherine Vistro-Yu:
Affect, equity, and diversity

This session will provide a sampling of the research foci within PME on affective variables, equity, and diversity issues, with an emphasis on gender and language. Lena Licón Khisty will discuss issues of language as a means to understand the persistent nature of underachievement in mathematics among Chicana/o bilingual students in the USA. Her stance is that educational change for Chicanas/os can only occur if we address biased language and social processes in the classroom context. Stephen Lerman will give an overview of sociological studies in mathematics education that indicate that language is key to the reproduction of disadvantage in achievement in a field that acts as a powerful social filter. He will discuss potentially fruitful directions for research with teachers of disadvantaged children to make mathematics classrooms more equitable. Kyung-Hwa Lee, Sun-Ah Kim, and Joo-Young Kim will briefly review the work of an ongoing working group on gender at PME, and discuss their research related efforts to improve girls’ confidence and achievement in mathematics through the WISE Project in Korea.

Colleen Vale and Carolyn Kieran:
Technology and mathematics education

In this presentation we will outline the findings of research about the use of digital technologies in the teaching and learning of mathematics reported by members of the PME research community since the last ICME conference. We will report on studies that have investigated the psychological and cognitive aspects of learning with technology as well as studies that have investigated socio-cultural aspects of teaching and learning with technology. Some of these studies have provided insights into the ways in which students use technology and their mathematical thinking with technology, while other studies have investigated the affordances of various digital tools for mathematical learning or the ways in which teachers’ beliefs and pedagogical knowledge regarding technology have influenced their mathematics teaching practice with technology. We will pay attention to the implications of these research findings for teachers, teacher educators and curriculum writers.

IOWME - The International Organization of Women and Mathematics Education (constituted 1987)

Auditorium Manuel Martínez Carranza I Building H


Tuesday 8 July 2008, 16.30 to 18.30

We will provide a stimulus for discussion at the beginning of this session to open up ideas about current issues related to gender and mathematics education. This will be followed by a social time in which there will be an opportunity to meet and greet each other and, we hope, welcome new members too.

Saturday 12 July 2008, 17.00 to 19.00

We will use this session to open up a debate about the future of IOWME. What activities would members like to see? What should we be doing between the quadrennial conferences? What suggestions for the newsletter and its distribution? Are there any other ways to keep in touch? Elections of officers for 2008 to 2012 will follow - we will definitely need, at least, a new International Convener and Newsletter Editor - we have found it helpful (though not essential) to be from the same country so that we have been able to meet face to face. There will be a final discussion about the way we have worked at the conference and suggestions for ICME 12.
New members and other interested delegates are always welcome. Please feel free to join us.
Convenor: Hilary Povey, UK

WFNMC - The World Federation of National Mathematics Competitions (constituted 1994)

Sala de Usos Múltiples Facultad de Matemáticas

WFNMC Session 1

Announcements from President
Erdos Award presentations
Peter Taylor: Status of ICMI Study 16, Challenging Mathematics in and beyond the
Questions and discussion
Announcements about the next Conference of WFNMC (Riga, Latvia, 2010)
Friday 11 July, 1700 to 1900

WFNMC Session 2

Report on the journal “Mathematics Competitions”
Discussion on future activities of WFNMC
Elections of new President and other officers of the Federation.

ICTMA - The International Community of Teachers of Mathematical Modelling and Applications

See and
Auditorium René Montante FIME Building G

Programme for the sessions at ICME11 in Monterrey, 7th – 13th July 2008

Major modelling projects around the world will be shortly presented and show the innovative potential of these modelling projects under various perspectives. The presentations shall foster a discussion on possible future collaborations amongst the participants of the sessions. The contributions at the first session will focus on teachers or future teachers, the contributions at the second session on students in school.

Tuesday, 8th July 2008, 16.30-18.30

Gloria Stillman (Australia)
Teaching and learning to model – Results from the Competencies of Future Mathematics Teachers Project (CFMT)

Katja Maass (Germany)
LEMA - Learning and Education in and through Modelling and Applications – an international project

Morten Blomhoj (Denmark)
Developing mathematical modelling competency through problem-oriented project work – experiences from Roskilde University

Wolfgang Henn (Germany), Thomas Lingefjärd (Sweden)
Experiences from the European project Developing Quality in Mathematics Educations II (DQME II)

Friday, 11th July 2008, 17.00-19.00

Werner Blum (Germany)
Investigating learning environments with modelling tasks – the DISUM Project

Jonei Barbosa (Brazil)
Mathematical modelling in Brazil – an overview

Richard Lesh (USA)
Model-eliciting activities in school and university

Toshikazu Ikeda (Japan)
Modelling in the revised courses of study in Japan

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