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Jerry P. Becker

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[ME] Call for contributions: TSG 16 at ICME-9
Posted: Feb 1, 2000 11:18 AM
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Note: The Chief Organizers for TSG # 16 requested that this be posted.

ICME-9 (31 July - 6 August, 2000, Tokyo)


Topic Study Group No. 16: Creativity in Mathematics Education and the
Education of Gifted Students

Chief Organizers of TSG 16:

Hartwig Meissner (email:
Kathleen Heid (email:


As Chief Organizers of TSG16 we would like to encourage you to participate
actively in the work of
ICME-9 and especially in the work of TSG16. You may choose one or both of
the following
possibilities to present your ideas:

(a) You propose a "Short Presentation" of your individual design to the
ICME Registration Office:

Challenges, ideas, experiences, results, conclusions, and so on. (The
deadline for submission of
these proposals is March 15, 2000). The short presentations will be on
display twice on Friday
(August 4), at 10:45 - 11:45 and at 14:00 - 15:00, and they will be
classified on display according
to the themes of the Working Groups and the Topic Study Groups.

If you apply to participate through a "Short Presentation" on a topic
related to "Creativity in Mathematics Education and the Education of Gifted
Students" we would sincerely appreciate receiving from you a copy of your
completed "application form for a short presentation" (copy of both sides
of the form). This would allow us to be informed about your presentation
and to inform participants in our TSG16 sessions about your "Short

(b) You participate in the work of TSG #16:

If you are interested in participating actively in the two sessions on
Tuesday and Wednesday (August 1 and 2), please let us know right away and
please submit to one of the Chief Organizers of TSG16 also by March 15,
2000 a four-page paper summarizing your ideas and results related to one or
more of the TSG16 topics. (The intended work of TSG16 will be described

These four-page papers will be reviewed by the organizers and, if
appropriate, the ideas and results will be incorporated into the survey
summaries for one or more of our topics. If the organizers consider a paper
submitted acceptable for "presentation by distribution", the authors of the
paper will be invited then to prepare the final version of the paper in a
format that can be distributed to the TSG16 participants during the session
as a "one-sheet summary". This one-sheet summary will be one piece of paper
as a reduced photocopy of your revised four-page paper with a format of
about 21cm x 30 cm, printed on front and back. It will consist of the first
two pages of your paper printed in reduced format on the front of the paper
and the third and fourth pages of your paper printed in reduced format on
the back of the paper. The authors themselves must produce the copies of
their "one-sheet-summary" themselves and bring them to the conference (the
Congress cannot take care of copying).


Session 1 will concentrate on "Creativity". The main responsibility for
this session will be with
Hartwig Meissner (e-mail:, Bill Higginson
(Associate Organizer) and an
international team of specialists. The session will have state-of-the-art
reviews on "Creative
Environments" (including theoretical, psychological, social, affective
components) [Gerald Goldin,
ValerieDeBellis], "The Needs of the Learners" [Regina Bruder, Friedhelm
Kaepnick, Marianne Nolte], "The Role of the Teacher" [William Higginson,
Lynda Colgan], and "Creative Mathematics" (projects, examples, problems)
[Noel Geoghegan e.a.]. The reports will be followed by questions from the
audience and discussion by experts in the field.

Session 2 will include invited reviews of research on the characteristics
and needs of the mathematically gifted as well "promising practices"
highlights of programs for the mathematically
gifted. These reviews will also address the impact of current knowledge
about creativity in mathematics on the education of the mathematically
gifted. The keynote reports will include summaries from research as well as
the contributions from ICME participants who should send their
suggestions in advance to the Organizers. The reports will be followed by
questions from the
audience and discussion by experts in the field. The main responsibility
for this session will be
with Kathleen Heid (e-mail: and Mark Saul (Associate

Updated versions upon the intended work of TSG16 will be available in the

We are looking forward to your response.


Hartwig Meissner and Kathy Heid

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)


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