The International Program Committee (IPC) for ICME-9 has established WGA11 and invited us, Rolf Biehler of Germany and Barry Kissane of Australia, to serve as Co-Chief Organizers of this Working Group. This is a call for those interested in the relevant aspects of the use of technology in mathematics education to contact us with a view to contributing to the activities of the WGA.
The WGA will cover a wide territory, so that we intend to form special interest groups when the needs, interests and possible contributions of those attending are clearer to us. In particular, we expect the WGA to cover a range of levels of education (primary (elementary), secondary (high), post-secondary, teacher education), to involve various kinds of technology (calculators, computers, telecommunications, WWW and multimedia) and to focus attention on various aspects of mathematics itself (number, space, algebra, statistics, probability, calculus, modelling, etc).
Please contact us if you would like to make a contribution to the work of the WGA. We would like to know what kind of contribution you could offer (such as a report on a project, reflections on present and future developments, identification of curriculum development issues, principles of instructional design, in-depth empirical studies, etc.) Please also identify the level(s) of education, the kinds of technology and the mathematical aspects of your possible contribution. A short abstract of up to twenty lines would be helpful. However, you could also express your interest in the WGA and leave it open whether you will make a contribution.
We would also be interested in your advice on aspects of technology which ought to be addressed in the WGA, but which do not fit into the classifications suggested here.
Further detailed elaboration of the scope and direction of the WGA can be obtained from the following website up to the date of the Congress:
If you don't have access to the WWW, please send a note and we can send you the detailed information by email or regular mail. We hope that you will consider making a contribution to the work of WGA11 and look forward to hearing from you soon. Please contact us directly, preferably by email to both of us if possible.
Please circulate this Call for Contributions to those colleagues of yours who may be interested in WGA11.