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Jerry P. Becker

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WG 1 Announcement: CERME 8 [Turkey]
Posted: Jun 12, 2012 6:36 PM
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Sent at the request of Viviane DURAND-GUERRIER.
CERME 8: Working Group 1: Argumentation and proof


Viviane Durand-Guerrier (France)
Samuele Antonini (Italy)
Kirsten Pfeiffer (Ireland)
Gabriel Stylianides (United Kingdom)

Scope and Focus of WG1

Papers presented in the last ERME Conferences illustrate the great
variety of approaches to research
in this field, offering a wide spectrum of perspectives, intertwining
educational issues with explicit
references to mathematical, logical, historical, philosophical,
epistemological, psychological,
curricular, anthropological or sociological issues. The richness of
diversity gave the participants the
opportunity of a fruitful discussion, stimulating not only the
interest of comparison but also the
curiosity of undertaking a possible integration and the need of
enhancing the development of
international collaborations.

Call for papers and poster proposals

The organisers for Working Group 1 invite research-based papers on
argumentation and proof,
teaching and learning issues, classroom situations, clinical studies,
dissemination and vulgarisation.
We will be particularly interested in theoretical, empirical or
developmental papers that address one or more of the following themes
(though any papers of relevance to the overall focus of the group
will also be considered):

1. The importance of experience, explanation, justification,
argumentation and proof and their
relationships in mathematics and in mathematics education.
2. The role of logic and language in teaching, learning and analysing
proof and proving process.
3. The designing activity fostering argumentation and proof skills
along the curriculum from kinder
garden to university, and in teacher training.
4. The use, evolution, elaboration or integration of theoretical
frames relevant for research
argumentation and proof in an educational perspective.

These issues will be considered from the following points of view:

(a) Historical, philosophical, and epistemological, related to the
nature of argumentation and proof,
their functions in mathematics in an historical perspective,
including contemporaneous mathematics;
(b) Cognitive, concerning the processes related to argumentation and
proof: cognitive process
involved in production of conjectures, interpretation, evaluation and
construction of proofs,
elaboration of axiomatic; the effect on teaching and learning proof
on students' performance in
mathematics etc.;
(c) Social-cultural aspects for student construction of proofs;
(d) Educational, based on the analysis of students' thinking in
approaching proof and proving, and
implications for the design of curricula.

Papers and poster proposals should use the CERME word template, and
conform to the
guidelines at To submit it, you must
email your paper as a
WORD document to Viviane Durand-Guerrier at, AND at the
same time to the conference secretariat at If
possible please also send a
pdf version in addition to the WORD document.

Reviews and Decisions

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by three persons from among those
who submit papers to this
Working Group. Please expect to be asked to review up to three papers
yourself between
15th September and 22nd October 2012. It may be necessary for you to
revise your paper before final acceptance. Please reserve some time
to do this in the second half of November. The group leaders will
decide about the acceptance of posters.

Important dates

15th September 2012: Deadline for submission of papers.
1st October 2012: Deadline for submission of poster proposals
22nd October 2012: Deadline for reviewers to submit their reviews.
1st December 2012: Deadline for revisions to papers.

Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
625 Wham Drive
Mail Code 4610
Carbondale, IL 62901-4610
Phone: (618) 453-4241 [O]
(618) 457-8903 [H]
Fax: (618) 453-4244

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