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Jerry P. Becker

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International Conference on Creativity and Mathematics Education
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[Note: The First Announcement for the International Conference on
Creativity and Mathematics Education is now ready. I just received this
from Prof. Meissner with a request to share it with
people on my list. If you can, you might want to print the First
Announcement from the
website (see below); if not, all the information is included below.]
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Below you will find information about the First Announcement.

Best regards,

Hartwig Meissner

The message follows:
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International Conference
CREATIVITY AND MATHEMATICS EDUCATION
JULY 15 - 19, 1999 in MUENSTER - GERMANY
call for papers and pre-registration

Those who are interested may find a short overview at

http://wwwmath.uni-muenster.de/math/inst/didaktik/u/meissne/WWW/short1.htm

and the complete First Announcement at

http://wwwmath.uni-muenster.de/math/inst/didaktik/u/meissne/WWW/complete1.htm

If you have any problems in accessing the files please write to:

Prof. Dr. Hartwig Meissner
e-mail: meissne@uni-muenster.de
Fax.+49 - 251 - 833 27 18

Postal mail:

Westf. Wilhelms-Universitaet
Einsteinstr. 62
D-48149 Muenster
Germany

(Homepage see: http://wwwmath.uni-muenster.de/inst/didaktik/personal/hm.htm)
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First Announcement [copied from the website of the First Announcement (above)]

The International Conference on Creativity and Mathematics Education

July 15 - 19, 1999 in Muenster - Germany


How to promote the creativity of our children?
How to stimulate our teachers?
How to enrich mathematics education with creative activities?

Experts in mathematics education from all parts of the world will be
invited to present
their ideas and experiences.

International Program Committee (IPC):

Alan J. Bishop (Monash University, Clayton, Australia),
Emanuila Gelfman (Tomsk State Pedagogical University, Russia),
Gerald A. Goldin (Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA),
Wilfried Herget (Universitaet Halle-Wittenberg, Germany),
William Higginson (Queen's University, Kingston, Canada),
Armin Hollenstein (Universitaet Bern, Switzerland),
Frantisek Kurina (University of Education, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic),
Jan de Lange (Freudenthal Institute, Utrecht, The Netherlands),
Maria Alessandra Mariotti (Universita di Pisa, Italy),
John Mason (Open University, UK),
Hartwig Meissner (Universitaet Muenster, Germany),
Erkki Pehkonen (University of Helsinki, Finland),
Linda J. Sheffield (Northern Kentucky University, USA)
Shangzhi Wang (The Capital Normal University, Beijing, China),
Michael R. Williams (University of Calgary, Canada),
Kiyoshi Yokochi (Tokyo, Japan)

Local Organizing Committee:

Hartwig Meissner (Chair, e-mail: meissne@uni-muenster.de)
Carmen Fischer (Secretary, e-mail: cfische@math.uni-muenster.de)
Marianne Grassmann, Susanne Mueller-Philipp, Hans-Joachim Gorski
Ute Gerwing, Guido Pinkernell, Angela Schlie-Seifert

Address of the Conference Secretariate:
(Please use e-mail or fax if possible)

e-mail: meissne@uni-muenster.de or cfische@math.uni-muenster.de

Fax: +49 251 83 32718 or +49 251 83 38350

Postal mail:

Universitaet
Fb. Mathematik
Einsteinstr. 62
D-48149 Muenster
Germany

Important Dates:

Febr. 28, 1999 Deadline for proposing contributions
March 15, 1999 "Early bird" registration ends
April 15, 1999 Second announcement will be sent to all who have registered
May 15, 1999 Last day for registration with lower fees
July 15, 1999 Conference will start
July 19, 1999 Conference will end at 1:00 p.m.

Venue:

Muenster, with a history of 1200 years, is situated in the park-like
"Muensterland", about 50 km from the border with the Netherlands.
Muenster's charm and beauty are fascinating.
Narrow houses with their steep gables and arched arcades on massive columns
line the main street "Prinzipalmarkt". You also may enjoy the famous
castle, a beautiful market in front
of the 13th century cathedral, exclusive little shops and a cup of coffee
in one of the delightful street cafes. For further information see
http://www.uni-muenster.de/Dezernat2/forschung/fors-ms1.htm
http://www.muenster.de
http://www.stadt-luedinghausen.de/KulturuTourismus/3burgen.htm

Travelling to Muenster:

Some air carriers offer intercontinental rates to Frankfurt, Duesseldorf,
Munich or other places in Germany without surcharge for connecting flights
to Muenster. The Muenster airport (FMO) itself has flight connections to
all major European airports. All fast speed Intercity trains stop at
Muenster on the route between Frankfurt - Duesseldorf - Muenster - Bremen -
Hamburg. There are two Autobahn exits for Muenster if you prefer to come by
car.

Program Structure:

Mathematics looks different through the eyes of a child. The conference
will concentrate on these views and meet especially the needs of younger
children (age about 5-15). The goal of the conference will be an exchange
of ideas and experiences rather than sitting and listening. The conference
will concentrate on practical issues. We will have workshops, presentations
of successful projects, activity displays, discussion groups on posters,
reports on practical experiences, and exhibitions including manipulatives
and audio-visual and emotional components. The international and
multicultural input may open new views on traditional curriculae and may
stimulate activities for the benefit of our young generation. The main
language will be English. There will be one strand in German. The audience
will be teachers, teacher educators, and all who are interested in the
subject of the conference. Proposals for the following contributions will
be welcome.

Types - Description

Workshop: All participants must be involved in creative activities.

Activity Display with Discussion Group: Present a poster with more than a
written text only. Try to fascinate all our senses. Provoke curiosity
already by a distant view. Encourage your visitors to play, to manipulate,
to discover, ... (You will have a board and a table for your activity
display). Activity displays with related topics will be placed together.
For each of these poster groups there will be a time slot to discuss common
and/or divergent views on these posters. The IPC will form panels from the
authors for the discussion groups and will give suggestions or statements
to be discussed then.

Challenge: Formulate a challenging question or problem. We will put your
suggestion on display and print it in the proceedings. The conference
participants may form teams to find solutions. There will be a deadline to
deliver solutions to the organizers. After the deadline there will be a
panel of the authors to present or to let present creative solutions. There
will be an award for the most creative ideas.

Project Presentation: A successful project on "creativity in mathematics
education" will be presented. Do not only read a text. The audience should
get the flavor of the project by participating actively, by using.

Report on Experiences: Present your practical experiences on "creativity
in mathematics education". Do not only read a text. The audience should get
the flavor of the activities in the classroom by all senses.

Exhibition: Put on display your materials or let us view your videos. We
will have exhibitions from individuals and commercial ones.

At the end of this announcement you will find appropriate forms for
proposing your contribution. Each participant may propose several Activity
Displays and/or Exhibitions and/or Challenges but only one of the other
activities. The conference will close with a Panel Discussion of the IPC
members on "Successful Steps into a Creative Future".

Call for Active Contributions:

Participants who want to submit a proposal for an active contribution are
requested to send an abstract in English. The abstract must describe the
activities intended at the conference. In addition we need a written
summary of the (curricular) mathematical goals behind and the related age
group of the school children. The abstracts will be reviewed. After
acceptance they will be published in the conference proceedings which are
available at the beginning of the conference. The deadline for receiving
abstracts will be Febr. 28, 1999. Please, if possible, type your abstract
with a word processor (winword, word perfect or similar) and use the
following formats: frame 25 cm x 17 cm, 1.5 spaced, 12' heigth, letters in
Times New Roman. We must get three paper copies for each proposed
contribution. Please make sure that these copies are camera-ready for
reproduction. We would appreciate very much getting also an electronic
version of your proposals by e-mail or in Winword (as an appendix to your
e-mail).

Social Events:

We will start with a Welcome Party on July 15, dinner, wine, beer and
softdrinks included. The participants will be responsible for the
entertainment: Bring a CD with a traditional or popular folk music of your
country. On Sunday, July 18, we will have an excursion into the
Muensterland visiting one or two of the famous so called "water castles",
i. e. castles surrounded by one to three moats. Sunday evening will end
with a Get-Together-Party.

Accompanying Persons:

There will be tours with sightseeing in and around Muenster and halfday and
fullday excursions. Accompanying persons also will participate at all
social events.

Accomodation:

You can arrange your own hotel reservation via (postal address):

Stadtwerbung und Touristik
D-48127 Muenster
Germany

or via http://www.muenster.de/stadt/tourismus/buchung_h.html.en

Otherwise please use the accomodation form at the end of this announcement
till March 15, 1999.

A limited number of rooms in adjacent hotels have been reserved
provisionally for conference participants (reduced rates). This option will
end on March 15, 1999 (first come, first serve). After March 15, 1999 a
deposit is necessary to secure your booking. (You will get a confirmation
and an invoice before.)

There also is a limited number of low fee accomodations in guesthouses,
especially for participants from countries with currency problems (first
come, first serve). You will have the choice between two-, three- und
four-bed rooms (some rooms with bunk beds), each room with its own
facilities (including shower and WC). These guesthouses can only be booked
via the Conference Secretariate. The full payment for the guesthouse then
is due at the latest till March 15. (You will get a confirmation and an
invoice before.)

The following prices will be effective, breakfast included:

----------------Single-------------Double-----------Triple--------4-bed-room
Hotel cat. I: 200 DM and up 250 DM and up On request On request
Hotel cat. II: 130-200 DM 180-250 DM On request On request

Hotel cat. III: 70-130 DM 120-180 DM On request On request

Guesthouse: 45-60 DM 80-100 DM 140 DM 160 DM


Conference Fee:

Fee per person according to date of payment

------------------------------conference part.-----accompanying pers.

"Early bird": 200 DM ----------- 120 DM
(to pay till March 15, 1999)
Rregular: 235 DM ----------- 140 DM
(to pay till March 15, 1999)

Late: 270 DM ------------ 160 DM
(if you pay after May 15, 1999)

100 DM (German Marks) equal about 60 US-Dollars (in Sept. 1998). All
payments must be made in German Marks. The fee covers all social events
and, for the conference participants, the participation at all conference
activities including proceedings, other materials and free coffee/tea
during the breaks. When you pre-register a deposit of 100 DM is necessary.
Proposals for an active contribution at the conference will only be
accepted when the deposit is paid. There are two modes of payment

(a) You send an Euro-Cheque (no other cheques can be accepted).

(b) You pay by credit card.

Colleagues from countries with currency problems who want to propose an
active contribution and who are not able to transfer the deposit in due
time might write to the organizers to explain the case. The German Research
Foundation DFG also in some cases will give funds to colleagues from
Eastern Europe including Russia, early applications are necessary (via the
Conference Secretariate).

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation of registration should be in writing to the Conference
Secretariate. There will be no refund of the deposit. Instead the
conference materials will be sent via surface mail to the address given on
the pre-registration form. If the notification of cancellation is post
marked before June 15 fees will be refunded, but reduced by the deposit,
exchange rate differences and bank charges. Please note that after June 15
no refund will be possible.

Post Conference Tours:

Perhaps you might want to continue with one of the following conferences:

July 21-26, 1999: CIEAEM / ICSIMT in Bognor Regis/Chichester, UK. Contact
address: Prof. Dr. Christine Keitel-Kreidt, President of CIEAEM, e-mail:
keitel@mail.zedat.fu-berlin.de

July 25-30, 1999: PME in Haifa, Israel. Contact address: Dr. Joop van
Dormolen, Executive Secretary of PME, e-mail: joop@techunix.technion.ac.il

July 30 - Aug. 3, 1999: ICTMA 9 in Lisboa, Portugal. Contact address: Prof.
Joao Filipe Matos, Chair of Program Committee, e-mail:
joao.matos@fc.ul.pt or ictma9@fc.ul.pt

To bridge the gap between the conferences or just to relax or to experience
famous sites in Europe you also may book the following post conference
tours:

One day excursions (from and to Muenster, each day): Muensterland or Koeln
with a boat trip on the most scenic part of the river Rhine

3-4 days tour: Visit the wine counties on Rhine and Mosel, including
Ruedesheim and boat trip on the most scenic part of the river Rhine.

4-5 days tour: Muenster-Berlin-Dresden-Praha-Munich (other destination
possible).

4-5 days tour: By train to Passau and by boat on the river Danube to
Vienna, back by train to Munich (other destination possible).

4-5 days tour: By train to Heidelberg. Continue to Switzerland and discover
a breathtaking country by train, boat and cable car.

4-5 days tour: Tour by train and bus the Romantic Road from Wuerzburg via
Rothenburg o.T., Dinkelsbuehl, Noerdlingen, and visit famous churches and
castles in Bavaria, ending in Munich.

More details will follow in the Second Announcement.

Application Forms -- Please use the following forms:

(1) Proposal of a Workshop
(2) Proposal of an Activity Display
(3) Proposal of a Challenge
(4) Proposal of a Project Presentation
(5) Proposal of a Report on Experiences
(6) Proposal of an Exhibition
(7) Pre-Registration / Registration Form
(8) Accomodation Form

Before filling in the forms please note: You can use only one of the forms
(1), (4) or (5). You may use more than one of the forms (2), (3) and (6).
You must use form (7).You might use form (8).

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International Conference Creativity and Mathematics Education July 15-19, 1999

proposal of a WORKSHOP (maximum 2 pages)
(please send 3 paper copies to the Conference Secretariate)

Family name(s) and first name(s): __________________________
Affiliation/Organization/Institution: _________________________
Title / Theme: ____________________
(1) Abstract, activities intended: __________________
________________________________________
________________________________________
(2) Summary of the (curricular) mathematical goals behind: ________
________________________________________
(3) Related age of the school children (cross one or more age groups):
( ) 5-8 ( ) 8-10 ( ) 10-13 ( ) 13-15
(4) Number of participants wanted for the workshop, minimum ____, maximum
____
(5) I will need ( ) 60 minutes / ( ) 90 minutes for the workshop.

(Write 1 or 2 into the brackets to declare your first and second choice.
Please accept that the IPC will have a final decision according to the
number and length of proposed workshops.)

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International Conference Creativity and Mathematics Education July 15-19, 1999

proposal of an ACTIVITY DISPLAY (maximum 1 page)
(please send 3 paper copies to the Conference Secretariate)

Family name(s) and first name(s): __________________________
Affiliation/Organization/Institution: _________________________
Titel / Theme: ____________________
(1) Abstract: _____________________________
________________________________________
________________________________________
(2) Summary of the (curricular) mathematical goals behind: ________
________________________________________
(3) Related age of the school children (cross one or more age groups):
( ) 5-8 ( ) 8-10 ( ) 10-13 ( ) 13-15
(4) You will have two time slots of 30 minutes each to be present at your
display and 30-60 minutes to participate in the discussion group.

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International Conference Creativity and Mathematics Education July
15-19, 1999

proposal of a PROJECT PRESENTATION (maximum 2 pages)
(please send 3 paper copies to the Conference Secretariate)

Family name(s) and first name(s): __________________________
Affiliation/Organization/Institution: _________________________
Titel / Theme: ____________________
(1) Abstract (including design, description of investigation, data and
results):
________________________________________
________________________________________
(2) Summary of the (curricular) mathematical goals behind: ________
________________________________________
(3) Age of the school children who have participated:
( ) 5-8 ( ) 8-10 ( ) 10-13 ( ) 13-15
(4) You will have 40 minutes for the report and 20 minutes for discussion.
Please accept that the IPC will have a final decision according to the
number and length of proposed project
presentations.

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International Conference Creativity and Mathematics Education July 15-19, 1999

proposal of a REPORT ON EXPERIENCES (maximum 1 page)
(please send 3 paper copies to the Conference Secretariate)

Family name(s) and first name(s): __________________________
Affiliation/Organization/Institution: _________________________
Titel / Theme: ____________________
(1) Abstract (including description of investigation and reaction of
subjects):
________________________________________
________________________________________
(2) Summary of the (curricular) mathematical goals behind: ________
________________________________________
(3) Age of the school children who have participated:
( ) 5-8 ( ) 8-10 ( ) 10-13 ( ) 13-15
(4) You will have 20 minutes for the report and 10 minutes for discussion.

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International Conference Creativity and Mathematics Education July
15-19, 1999

proposal of a CHALLENGE (maximum 1 page)
(please send 3 paper copies to the Conference Secretariate)

Family name(s) and first name(s): __________________________
Affiliation/Organization/Institution: _________________________
Keyword: ____________________
(1) Challenge: __________________
________________________________________
________________________________________
(2) Summary of the curricular mathematical and creativity goals behind:
________________________________________
(3) Related age groups (cross one or more): ( ) 5-10 ( )
10-15 ( ) 15-18 ( ) student at college/university ( ) school
teacher ( ) mathematics teacher at
college/university

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International Conference Creativity and Mathematics Education July
15-19, 1999

proposal of an EXHIBITION FROM INDIVIDUALS (maximum 1 page)
(please send 3 paper copies to the Conference Secretariate. There are
separate application forms for Commercial Exhibitions. If necessary ask for
it at the Conference Secretariate)

Family name(s) and first name(s): __________________________
Affiliation/Organization/Institution: _________________________
Titel / Theme: ____________________
(1) Abstract, activities intended, materials to be presented:
__________________
________________________________________
________________________________________
(2) Summary of (curricular) mathematical goals in the background:
________________________________________
(3) Exhibition addressed to ( ) students at college/university ( )
school teachers
( ) mathematics teachers at college/university ( ) others: _______________
(4) Age of the school children to whom the exhibition indirecty might be
addressed:
( ) 5-8 ( ) 8-10 ( ) 10-13 ( ) 13-15 ( ) 15-18

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International Conference Creativity and Mathematics Education July
15-19, 1999

PRE-REGISTRATION / REGISTRATION
(please send this form together with the payment to the Conference
Secretariate)

Family name and first name: __________________________
Postal address (including country and zip code):
________________________________________________
e-mail: _____________ Fax: _____________ Phone: _____________
Affiliation/Organization/Institution: ___________________
Name(s) of accompanying person(s):
________________________________________________


I want to participate at the conference. I propose the following active
contributions, the forms are enclosed:

____Proposal for Workshop

____Proposal for Activity Display

____Proposal for Project Presentation

____Proposal for Report on Experiences

____I will send/enclose a Challenge

____I want to organize an Exhibition, a short description is enclosed


____I enclose the accomodation form


I am interested to participate at one of the following post conference tours:

____Wine counties Rhine and Mosel

____Berlin-Dresden-Praha

____Danube to Vienna

____Switzerland

____Romantic Road


Payment of Pre-registration / Registration:

Amount in DM

I wish to pre-register (100 DM deposit)
_______ DM


I wish to register (complete fee)
_______ DM

I wish to pre-register ____ accompanying person(s). (Fill in the number,
no deposit necessary)


---------- DM
I wish to register ____ accompanying person(s). (Fill in the number,
complete fee for each person)


_______ DM

Add up the amount
due: ________ DM


Click here - Form of Payment

I enclose an Euro-Cheque, payable to the" Conference Secretariat C. Fischer
/ H. Meissner", no other cheques can be accepted. Cheque number:
__________________
Bank name: _____________________
Amount due: ________ DM (German Marks)

I will pay by credit card VISA or MasterCard/Eurocard - no other
creditcards will be excepted.

My credit card is ( ) VISA ( ) MasterCard/Eurocard
Credit card number: __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
__ __ __ __

Name exactly as it appears on the card: __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __
__ __ __ __

Expiration date (indicated on the card): __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Amount due: _________ DM (German Marks)

Date: ____________ Signature: ________________________

(We will need your personal signature on a paper form, i.e. you must send
at least this form via fax or postal mail)

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International Conference Creativity and Mathematics Education July 15-19,
1999

ACCOMODATION

(please send this form, if necessary, to the Conference Secretariate. No
accomodation request can be processed without a registration deposit. Use
this form only until March 15, 1999.)

Family name and first name: __________________________
Postal address (including country and zip code):
________________________________________________
e-mail: _____________ Fax: _____________ Phone: _____________
Affiliation/Organization/Institution: ___________________

I want you to make the following reservation(s). I have indicated my first,
second and third choice by writing 1, 2, resp. 3 into the choice column.

Choice Category No single rms. No. double rms No. triples No.
of 4-bed-rooms
____ Hotel cat. I ______ ______ ______
______
____ Hotel cat. II ______ ______ ______
______
____ Hotel cat. III ______ ______ ______
______
____ Guesthouse ______ ______ ______
______


Arrival date: _______________ Departure date: _______________

The following person(s) has (have) agreed to share the room(s) together
with me. Each of these persons has pre-registered/registered as participant
or accompanying person:
______________________________________
______________________________________
______________________________________
The following non-participant(s) will share the room(s) together with me:
______________________________________
______________________________________

Date: _______________ Signature: ____________________________

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Jerry P. Becker
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901-4610 USA
Fax: (618)453-4244
Phone: (618)453-4241 (office)
E-mail: JBECKER@SIU.EDU





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