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Jerry P. Becker

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ICME-9: Call for Contributions / TSG 12
Posted: Sep 3, 1999 10:55 AM
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Paolo Boero asked me to circulate this Call for Contributions - ICME-9.
I am happy to do so.
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NINTH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MATHEMATICS EDUCATION (ICME-9)

Tokyo/Makuhari, Japan -- 31 July - 6 August 2000

Topic Study Group No. 12 - Proof and Proving in Mathematics Education

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

The TSG-12 activities will encompass the following issues:

I. The importance of explanation, justification, and proof in
mathematics education;

II. Conditions for building proofs in classrooms; and

III. Long-term building of mathematical ideas related to proof making.

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

(a) Historical and epistemological, related to the nature of mathematical
proof and its functions in mathematics in an historical perspective;

(b) Cognitive, concerning the processes of production of conjectures and
construction of proofs;

(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.

Selected contributions will introduce discussions on the different issues.

KEEPING INTO ACCOUNT THIS GENERAL ORIENTATION, ALL PEOPLE INTERESTED IN
CONTRIBUTING TO THE DEBATE IN PREPARATION FOR THE ACTIVITIES OF TSG-12
AT ICME-9 ARE INVITED TO WRITE 4-PAGES TEXT (max 12 K) IN ENGLISH, AND SEND
IT AS AN RTF-ATTACHMENT TO Paolo Boero <boero@dima.unige.it>.

Prof. N. Balacheff, from IMAG (Grenoble), kindly offered the possibility of
hosting contributions to TSG-12 on his web site on "proof"
.
So, received contributions will be prepared for electronic diffusion
through that channel.

We would like to invite interested people to join the first round of debate as
soon as possible. Hence, we ask that you send your contributions before
DECEMBER 15, 1999.

The staff ensuring the scientific organisation and functioning of TSG-12 at
ICME-9 is now complete and includes:

prof. Paolo BOERO (CO, Chief Organizer) <boero@dima.unige.it>
prof. Guershon HAREL (AO, Associate Organizer) <harel@math.purdue.edu>
prof. Carolyn MAHER (AO, Associate Organizer) <cmaher3@home.com>
prof. Mikio MIYAZAKI (LAO, Local Assistant Organizer)
<mmiyaza@edu.shinshu-u.ac.jp>

Please circulate this Call for Contributions to individuals who may be
interested.

Paolo Boero
Dipartimento Matematica Università
Via Dodecaneso, 35
16146-GENOVA
ITALIA

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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)
(618) 457-8903 (home)
E-mail: jbecker@siu.edu






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